DISINFO: The US is trying to turn post-Soviet countries into puppet client systems
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DISINFO: The US is trying to turn post-Soviet countries into puppet client systems


Instability affects Russia's military allies one after another: Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus.

As soon as the local regimes began to distance themselves from Moscow, the United States immediately makes efforts to replace them with "puppet" client systems. This was followed, as we have witnessed, by the successful coup in Ukraine, the attempted coup in Belarus, and the successful Azerbaijani war against Armenia.


Recuring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US presence in Europe.

Pro-Kremlin outlets often use this narrative of different countries being under the American thumb or as so-called 'Western puppets', to imply that their national sovereignty is under threat and that they have limited power. The narrative also hides a cynical disregard for ordinary people; for their free will and ability to express political desires for the countries in which they are citizens. It is also a narrative often aimed at driving wedges and foment tension between allies.

See similar examples of disinformation in our database claiming that Belarus opposition leaders are American and Western puppets; or that US agents attempt to overthrow Lukashenka along with the Ukrainian scenario, or that the US has planned the rise Of tensions In Nagorno-Karabakh and the Conflict In Nagorno-Karabakh Is Induced by Western Intention; or that the US try to demonise Russia; or that Ukraine has turned into a Western project.


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