Disinfo: The scheme of the colour revolution in Belarus is revealed

Summary

The scheme of control over the ‘colour revolution’ in Belarus has been revealed. The Octagon media has published material about who is actually behind the colour revolution in Belarus. According to them, it is managed from abroad. The main player is the USA. However, they do not interfere directly, preferring to act through their European allies. Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine are the most active players.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about colour revolutions.

Protests in Belarus erupted after thousands of people took to the streets to contest the results of the presidential election that are considered fraudulent by a large part of society.

The European Union has said that the elections were neither free nor fair: "State authorities deployed disproportionate and unacceptable violence causing at least one death and many injuries. Thousands of people were detained and the crackdown on freedoms of assembly, media and expression intensified. We call on the Belarusian authorities to release immediately and unconditionally all detained. Furthermore, credible reports of domestic observers show that the electoral process did not meet the international standards expected of an OSCE participating State."

See previous disinformation cases alleging that the EU continues to support a colour revolution in Belarus; the EU provoked a civil war in Ukraine, now it destabilises Belarus; Belarusian opposition wants to turn Belarus into the 51st state of the US. 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 208
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Latvia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, US, Poland
  • Keywords: election meddling, Protest, Colour revolutions

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Child protection service took at least one child from more than half of Norwegian families

Child Welfare Services in Norway have taken away at least one child from more than half of Norwegian families. In Norway, there is a very terrible, truly totalitarian system of alleged child protection called Barnevernet.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative concerning Western values.

In fact, according to official data, in 2019, the Norwegian Child Welfare Service placed in care 14,671 children, which is approximately 1% of all residents of the country between the ages of 0-22.

West will falsely accuse Russia of poisoning Navalny, as with Skripal and Litvinenko

Whatever happens in the case of Navalny’s illness, the Russian authorities will be accused of poisoning him. After all, Russia has been accused of everything, including the poisoning of the Skripals who, by the way, are alive and well and no one has been brought to trial. I will also remind them of the Litvinenko case, which was not heard in a court of law. There was a forensic investigation, but the Brits refused to prosecute anyone and disregarded all information submitted by Lugovoy and Kovtun [Litvinenko’s alleged poisoners], despite the fact that Lugovoy proved his innocence via a lie detector test conducted by British specialists.

All these stories will now be retold, because Russia gets instantly blamed for everything that happens in the world.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives denying Russia's well-documented role in the poisonings of Sergey and Yuliya Skripal in 2018 and of Aleksandr Litvinenko in 2006, as well as casting Western governments and institutions as inherently Russophobic.

The UK authorities stated they had gathered sufficient evidence to levy criminal charges against the putative perpetrators of both poisonings. In May 2007, the UK's Crown Prosecution Service charged Andrey Lugovoy with "the murder of Mr Litvinenko by deliberate poisoning." Lugovoy has denied involvement in Litvinenko's death but refused to give testimony to a public inquiry over the crime. In any case, a formal request to extradite the suspect to the UK was denied by Moscow.

In Belarus citizens are not demonstrating against election falsification, rather professionals try to destabilise Lukashenko

There are some surprising things. For example, the Belarusian police arrested a man who behaved very violently and injured some police officers and who was found with $10,000 on him which he was distributing to demonstrators. But the question is, how many of them are really fed up with Lukashenko and how many of them are there because of a Maidan scenario?

Disproof

Classical disinformation narrative that opponents or demonstrators on former USSR territories are paid during colour revolutions organised by globalist forces to destabilise the legitimate authorities.

The site Komsomolskaya Pravda published a video of the man stating that the money was his own and he was not intending to distribute it or engage in politics. Open Media quoted by the Insider adds that the arrested man, Mikhail Simakov, is an individual entrepreneur engaged in the sale of used cars. On that day, he sold an Opel Zafira, returned home with the money, but he was detained at the entrance. Simakov's family stated that he has nothing to do with the protests and he did not hand money out to protestors as accused.