Disinfo: NATO pays the Belarusian opposition $1 per one person infected with coronavirus

Summary

The coronavirus outbreak is a NATO operation which is implemented on Belarus’s borders through military exercises. Due to the NATO military exercises “Spring storm” in Estonia, around 30% of Estonian soldiers became infected. The Belarusian opposition and independent media call upon NATO to come closer and spread the virus. A part of the opposition works for NATO’s benefit, including the intelligence services. This time, NATO’s task was to spread coronavirus. Hence, recent opposition activisation does not have to do with the presidential campaign but rather with this NATO task.

Opposition activists receive money for infecting people. To be precise, Americans pay $1 per each person infected with coronavirus. It is unclear how much they pay for each infected officer, official, or the president. Opposition business plans are likely to include such items. It is also unclear how much opposition activists are paid for infecting their close relatives. As everyone knows, opposition members are happy to trade their own mothers. Hence, the Belarusian opposition wages genocide on the Belarusian people and spreads biological weapon COVID-19 as part of a NATO operation.

Disproof

This is a mix of preposterous conspiracies aimed at discrediting the Belarusian opposition, civil society and independent media, and NATO. This article is one in a series alleging that the Belarusian opposition plans to organise genocide with Western support. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about alleged Western aggressiveness towards Belarus, the coronavirus as West's / NATO's biological weapon, and the Belarusian opposition as a destructive Western-financed group.

Defender Europe 2020 was about military exercises not a cover-up for the spread of coronavirus. NATO’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg affirmed that Defender Europe 2020 was not directed against any particular country. Its purpose was to practice the rapid deployment of large-scale forces across the Atlantic into Europe, demonstrating the US military’s ability to quickly send a massive contingent to support NATO and respond to any crisis. In response to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and guidance by the United States Secretary of Defence, the exercise was modified in size and scope.

On 8 May NATO concluded its latest Spring Storm exercise, which saw live-fire training take place. The claim about 30% of Estonian soldiers being infected is fake and not confirmed by official sources. An earlier disinformation story alleged that a 'zero patient' in Latvia was a NATO soldier.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the Belarusian opposition, civic activists and independent journalists make kill lists for Western security bodies, that the pro-Western Belarusian opposition prepares 'kill lists' and genocide, and that the Belarusian opposition plans genocide with coronavirus-infected, Soros-funded, test tubes, given by Pompeo.

All these cases were published by pseudo-regional Belarusian websites associated with the pro-Kremlin propaganda network, as explained here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 197
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Estonia, Belarus, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, NATO, Conspiracy
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The EU provoked a civil war in Ukraine, now it destabilises Belarus

Instead of regulating old military conflicts in Eastern Europe, the EU provoked new ones, which manifested in the civil war in Ukraine. A coup d’état in Kyiv was one of the elements which made a military conflict in Donbas inevitable. The same Eastern Partnership drivers which pumped Ukrainian society with radicalism for its “European choice” currently perform the same activities in Belarus. In 2017, the authorities of Belarus prevented an attempt to organise armed protests in Minsk with external support. Back then, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko announced that militants sent to Belarus were trained in military camps in Ukraine and financed through Poland and Lithuania. Hence, two active Eastern Partnership coutries were destabilising Belarus.

Disproof

This is a mix of ungrounded claims and conspiracies which are consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narrative about Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in European neighbourhood countries.

There was no coup d'état in Ukraine. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was an organic reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. See the full debunk of this disinformation claim here. The war in eastern Ukraine is not a West-driven civil conflict but a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014.

Soros will soon gain control of Ukraine

At the moment, Ukrainian followers of Soros are promoting one very interesting law. If everything works out, then NABU will have the right to use military and special equipment for its investigations, including weapons and ammunition purchased by foreign structures with money from the budget of Ukraine. Such an amazing right is hidden in the bowels of the bill on allowing NATO, and all sorts of US budget programs, to take part in the defence order of Ukraine.

Those subordinated to Soros will be able to organise wiretapping of all Ukrainian politicians, businessmen, and public figures. The obtained evidence will become part of the game to eliminate the old “elites” and will make it easier to manage the colony (Ukraine).

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence offered. This article is based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about George Soros. The other part of the disinformation message is about the Bill on defence procurement.

This law has not entered into force in Ukraine yet: on May 13, the Verkhovna Rada sent its draft for a second reading. The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov believes this law will be passed during the second reading. Experts say that the key point of this law is the reduction of corruption risks by introducing greater competition.

West-funded pro-Nazi opposition in Belarus wants to cancel the Victory Day parade

The Belarusian opposition initiated a petition to cancel the Victory Day military parade. This is a political tool financed by the West. It is not about the pandemic, it is about the opposition’s wish to cancel the Victory Day per se. If the authorities of Belarus cancel the parade, it will be the victory of the present-time Belarusian fascists over the president, Soviet soldiers, and Soviet past. Then some opposition-minded bloggers and activists may take on the streets with swastikas and Nazi emblems. The Victory Day military parade is not just a celebration, it is part of military training how to defend the people from aggressors who stand by our borders and organise NATO exercises.

Disproof

These are baseless claims intended to discredit the West, NATO, and the Belarusian opposition through baseless accusations of Nazi sympathies and mean intentions behind the cancellation or postponement of the Victory Day military parade. This story is consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the West's continuous attempts to undermine Belarusian society through a subservient Belarusian opposition and Western-funded NGOs.

In late March 2020 an online petition was created asking Belarus's ministries of health and defence to cancel the Victory Day military parade to mitigate the coronavirus epidemic and to finance hospitals instead. Over 7,000 citizens signed the petition by March 31. The ministry of defence's response read that the epidemiological situation allows for organising the parade. The WHO recommended the authorities of Belarus cancel the parade and expressed concern about the organisation of the parade amid the epidemic.