Disinfo: The actions of the protesters in Belarus are controlled by foreign centers

Summary

The actions of the protesters in Belarus are controlled by foreign centers, they also finance opposition activists, provide them with information support.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Belarus protests and, in general, about protests in post-communist countries, presenting them as being organised and controlled from abroad.

Neither in the text nor elsewhere there is no any evidence that the West or other foreign forces are involved in any way in the protests in Belarus. Large-scale protests began in Minsk on August 9 against the results of the presidential election, and then in other cities. People revolted against what they call election fraud but also against the aggressiveness of the police, who arrested and ill-treated hundreds of rally participants.

The European Council condemned, on 19 August 2020, the violence against peaceful protesters and announced that it would soon adopt a list of sanctions for those responsible for violence in Belarus. ”As the elections in Belarus were neither free nor fair, and did not meet international standards, the EU does not recognize the results presented by the Belarus authorities”, is mentioned in a European Council press release.

Se here similar case, claiming that the West is preparing a ”colorful revolution” in Belarus and here a case about ”western curators” of ”Belarussian maidan”.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 209
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Belarus
  • Keywords: Protest, Colour revolutions

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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Colour revolution methodology used in Belarus

… Observers believe that there is real evidence, [that] mechanisms and ideologies adopted during the colour revolutions in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine, [are] lurking Belarus today.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Belarus and colour revolutions.

The protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election in Belarus on the 9th of August, which are considered fraudulent by a large part of Belarusian society. The European Union has also stated that the elections were neither free nor fair.

A paid colour revolution is going on in Belarus 

Once again, despite being exposed, US imperialism is trying its miserable attempts with brutal hegemony to launch its paid colour “revolutions” from the Baltic and Black Sea to the shores of the Mediterranean …! And the attention today is pointed towards all theaters of the soft war operations with the power and focus on Belarus …!

In spite of the disinformation efforts of the American-European media machine / NATO, which are trying to portray what is happening in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus as a struggle between the legitimate president Aliaksander Lukashenka and the housewife Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, […], the aim that the United States and its European tails are trying to achieve in this country have nothing to do with democracy, nor with any other noble humanitarian goal whatsoever.

Disproof

 Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Belarus and colour revolutions.

The protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election in Belarus on the 9th of August, which are considered fraudulent by a large part of Belarusian society. The European Union has also stated that the elections were neither free nor fair.

There is no evidence that the protests in Belarus are funded and organised  externally.

“Normandy format meeting” was cancelled due to Ukraine’s inability to keep its word

The Ukrainian authorities have suffered yet another fiasco in the game of “we are fully-fledged participants in the Normandy format.” Contrary to the statements of the country’s top officials, the “Normandy meeting” scheduled for 28 August has been cancelled. The reasons for the cancellation of the meeting are obvious: Ukraine did not fulfill its obligations to partners, which it undertook at the Paris summit in December 2019.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, claiming that Ukraine refuses to implement the Minsk agreements.

The office of the President of Ukraine confirmed in a statement that the meeting of advisers to the leaders of the Normandy format states on 28 August will not take place: