Disinfo: NATO is planning to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations

Summary

NATO works to involve Belarus in cooperation with the bloc and significantly reduce its military contacts with Russia, including within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation. Belarus is seen in the West as a strategic “key” to Eastern Europe, and Moscow must be deprived of this “key”. […] Western politicians work to undermine Russian-Belarusian relations, especially in anticipation of a possible deepening of integration between Belarus and the Russian Federation.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy which is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about Western aggressiveness and anti-Russian activities and the West's attempts to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations.

Belarus and NATO cooperate in a number of areas, such as civil preparedness and defence reforms. Their partnership is based on the pursuit of common interests. NATO has no plans to disrupt the relations between Belarus and Russia.

See earlier disinformation alleging that the West is targeting the Union State between Belarus and Russia and attacks the institution of family in Slavic countries and aims at Russian resources.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 176
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Belarus
  • Keywords: Union State of Belarus and Russia, Anti-Russian, NATO

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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