Disinfo: Russia and Belarus uncover US intelligence centres in Kyiv and Warsaw working against Minsk

Summary

Russian and Belarusian intelligence services have discovered US intelligence centres in Kyiv and near Warsaw. The US established a centre near Warsaw and now they have established a centre in Kyiv. But our intelligence services and the Russians have worked, and we have seen these centres, where no Poles work there, but all of them are Americans.

The US, mainly using the Internet and modern technologies, is shaking the entire planet. America has interfered in the elections of others and wanted to crush Belarus, but it will not succeed.

Disproof

A pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about the US being in control of Ukraine and Poland to the detriment of countries like Belarus. The claim was neither critically challenged or counterbalanced in the article.

There is no evidence whatsoever to support the claim the the US intelligence service has centres in Kyiv and Warsaw.

See similar cases that Ukraine is the anti-Russian project of the CIA, the United States is behind the protests in Belarus and that Belarusian protests are managed from the US, Poland, Lithuania, and Czechia.

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  • Reported in: Issue 222
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory
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