Disinfo: American special services established a centre near Warsaw working against Belarus

Summary

At the present moment, the most powerful special services in the world are working against Belarus. The United States established special centres near Warsaw and Kyiv. The Belarusian and Russian intelligence traced those centres. There is not a single Pole working there, only Americans.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus and to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations. The claim that the US special services established a centre near Warsaw “working against Belarus” is not supported by evidence.

The claim that Poland and the USA are trying to “organise a colour revolution in Belarus” is a conspiracy theory.
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.

See other examples of similar messages: The West supports a bloody post-election Maidan scenario in Belarus; The West wants to prepare Maidan in Belarus and Poland presented a plan of active interference in the domestic affairs of Belarus.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, US, Poland
  • Keywords: Democracy, Protest, Alexander Lukashenko, US presence in Europe, Secret services, Conspiracy theory

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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