Disinfo: The American special services collude against Belarus

Summary

The American Special services have created centres in Poland and Ukraine and actively work against the Belarusian republic. The Belarusian and the Russian Intelligence services have worked together to locate these American centres on Polish territory. No local people are employed there, only Americans. The US Special forces also use modern technologies to shake up the whole planet and meddle in elections.

Disproof

A recurring disinformation narrative about Western interference in Belarusian affairs with the goal to disrupt its relations with Russia.

The claim that the US Special services created centres in Poland and Ukraine working against Belarus is not supported by evidence. Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets frequently accuse Poland of fueling the protests in Belarus, which has been shown to be an unsubstantiated claim. Poland is a neighbour of Belarus and continues to support the Belarusian people. Poland respects the principles of international law and does not intervene in the domestic affairs of other countries.

As for Ukraine, there is no evidence that it is trying to destabilise the situation in Belarus or Russia. Ukraine supports the independence and territorial integrity of Belarus.

Protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election in Belarus on the 9th of August and have been ongoing ever since. Further mobilisations were organised and carried out by local actors, opposition politicians, and Belarusian citizens, without any foreign involvement.

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  • Reported in: Issue 223
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Bulgarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, US, Belarus, Russia
  • Keywords: Union State of Belarus and Russia, election meddling, US presence in Europe, Intelligence services
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