Disinfo: The US tried to organize a colour revolution in Belarus against Russia

Summary

It was not Minsk who initiated Belarus-US confrontation. The withdrawal of US embassy from Belarus [in 2008] was a response to US attempts to overthrow Belarusian authorities, to destabilize the situation, and to wage a colour revolution. Americans are closely following contradictions in Belarus-Russia relations. The Ukrainian case showed very well that the US would like to engage in a confrontation with Russia until the last Ukrainian soldier without giving much in return to Ukraine.

Disproof

This disinformation message follows recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus and to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations, and about Ukraine as Western puppet used to fight Russia.

The US and other Western countries have never staged a colour revolution in Belarus or any other country. Belarusian authorities expelled US ambassador in 2008 in response to US sanctions introduced for the rigged presidential elections in Belarus and poor human rights record.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the West dreams of tearing Belarus apart from Russia and to organise a Ukraine-like scenario, that Belarusian opposition leader Andrei Sannikau prepares a coup with US military assistance, and that pro-Western Belarusian opposition prepares a revolution with the assistance of armed Ukrainian nationalists.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, US
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Anti-Russian, Colour revolutions, War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: Sputnik Belarus
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