Disinfo: The Coordination Council of Belarus recognises Crimea as Russian territories

Summary

If we combine everything, it looks like this: Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] will replace Lukashenka with the Coordination Council of Belarus. For their part, they will also do everything. They recognise Crimea. They acknowledge Putin’s policy towards Ukraine.

Disproof

This is part of an ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on Belarus.

The Coordination Council of Belarus has not made any statements about Crimea. For example, the expelled from Belarus members of the Coordination Council Ivan Kravtsov and Anton Rodnenkov refused to answer what they think about the annexation of Crimea.

“We are here as representatives of the Coordination Council. Even if I say what I think, it will be perceived as the position of someone who is on the Coordination Council. We see the council as a table at which completely different forces can sit. It has different political parties that do not have a consensus among themselves about Crimea,” said Rodnenkov.

Ivan Kravtsov added that it is strange for them to hear such questions since the Coordination Council is primarily concerned with the internal Belarusian agenda.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 212
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/09/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
  • Keywords: Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin, Crimea

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