Disinfo: The West will stage a military conflict with the Commonwealth of Independent States


The West will stage a full scale military conflict with the Commonwealth of Independent States by 2022. Until then the West will be attempting to take over Belarus by non-military means – through Belarusian opposition movements, which are generously supported by Western grants. In the current geopolitical situation, Belarus is destined to play the role of the last line of defence against the Western onslaught, like the Brest Fortress defended the Soviet borders against the Nazis in June 1941.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the West staging a war or fuelling the protests in Ukraine and campaigning against Russia.



  • Reported in: Issue134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Belarus
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Colour revolutions, Euromaidan


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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In Russia, Ukrainian journalists are free to go anywhere and ask any question

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There are also cases of journalists imprisoned in Russia; for example,  Roman Sushchenko was illegally arrested in Russia on charges of espionage in 2016 and has since been detained there.

EU and Ukraine conspire to hide the truth about MH17

The Netherlands try to hide important facts about MH17 and not allowing Russia to participate in the investigation on the crash. The Dutch investigators have also denied to accept evidence, presented by Moscow, that prove Ukraine is behind the downing of the passenger plane. All this is done by Europe in order to use Ukraine as a tool against Russia.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Ukraine and MH17.

For background:

Western Leaders Welcome the Beginning of a Bloody Civil War in Venezuela

Western leaders welcome the beginning of a bloody civil war in Venezuela.

It is convenient for the US and UK to have different interpretations of similar events: for example, why does US talk about Kosovo’s independence, but forgets about Scotland, Catalonia, Indiana, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The French president Emmanuel Macron criticized the “yellow vests”, but is supporting the protesters in Venezuela.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the West meddling in and destabilising countries around the world.

The western leaders did not welcome "the beginning of a bloody civil war". There are enormous differences between crisis situations in Kosovo and Venezuela.