The Baltic States and Poland are blowing Belarus up from the inside. The West loudly reproaches Russia for “interfering in the affairs of Belarus” – and this is at the very moment a number of Western countries brazenly put pressure on Belarusian society and the state. Vilnius faces two challenges. Firstly, position themselves as the main fighters against the Russian world (of which Lukashenka is considered a part, as well as the way the Belarusian president communicates with his people). Secondly, to actively make money on this positioning – given the deplorable state of the Lithuanian economy, the country really needs money. Warsaw needs an obedient (or better yet, a puppet) regime in Minsk to create an image of Poland as a regional power, thereby increasing its influence and opportunities within the European Union.
Everything that we know [on the Navalny’s poisoning – context], we know from the words of people. From the words of people who are not ones to be trusted. We know very well that the OPCW falsified data on chemical attacks in Syria, this has been proven many times.
No evidence given. Recurrent conspiracy narrative proliferated by Kremlin-linked outlets repeating statements by Russian officials. The OPCW said it found reasonable grounds to believe that chlorine was used as a weapon in the Douma district of Eastern Ghouta, Syria in April 2018. Read previous disinformation claims alleging that evidence confirms chemical attacks in Syria were falsified by the White Helmets, and that the White Helmets perform criminal activities and are an arm of British and American intelligence. The Syrian regime commissioned a documentary on staged chemical attacks. Russian TV programme Vesti Nedeli TV presented pictures from this fiction movie as documentary evidence of the staged attacks. See further information on The Insider. RT France received a reprimand from the French regulator for the report on "staged chemical attacks" in Syria. The reprimand was maintained by the State Council. The regulator found that instead of presenting such a point of view as an opinion, this Russian media outlet presented it as an established fact with anybody rebutting it.