Disinfo: The West is going to invade Belarus to destroy the country


The formation of certain regiments, and legions, for the subsequent coup in Belarus, is in full swing. The West is preparing to invade the territory of Belarus to destroy our country. The West makes militants out of fugitive Belarusians [...]. At the same time, terrorists are thrown into the territory of Belarus to carry out sabotage and acts of intimidation, they are trying to create cells for coordinating protest actions, and they are transferring money and weapons.


This message is a part of a widespread disinformation narrative about the aggressive West vis-a-vis Belarus.

There is no evidence of an impending attack on Belarus. The West is not interested in an escalation of the ongoing war in Ukraine. No neighbouring countries are preparing to attack Belarus. Poland and the Baltic States adhere to international law regarding state borders and have no territorial claims upon Belarus or others.

With the ongoing Russian aggressive war against Ukraine, European countries are forced to strengthen their borders, increase the defense capability of their armies, in order to resist any external aggression.

Belarus itself is an accomplice in aggression in this war. Belarus has served as a staging post for Russian troops, missiles and aircraft, both before and after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

On 2 March 2022, the Council of the EU imposed further sanctions on Belarus for its role in the Russian military aggression on Ukraine. The UK and the U.S. Treasury have also imposed similar measures.

See other cases in our database: The West wants to draw Belarus into the war; The EU might start a war against Belarus and Transnistria; Poland and Lithuania keep provoking Belarus by closing border crossing points.


  • Reported in: Issue 331
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/03/2023
  • Article language(s) Armenian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Belarus
  • Keywords: West, War preparation, Warmongering, Alexander Lukashenko, Coup
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Disinfo: US Government proposes 20 years of jail to VPN Users

A bill has been introduced in the US Congress that provides a prison sentence of up to 20 years for people who circumvent blocks using a VPN.

The bill proposes criminal penalties for using a VPN to access websites and applications banned in the United States. A fine of one million dollars would be added to the prison sentence.


Disinformation targeting confidence in the US government and freedom of speech.

In March 2023, bipartisan lawmakers partnered with the White House on legislation to ban applications suspected to present a risk to national security and more generally tackle National Security Threats from Foreign Technology. Some concerns began circulating on social media that this law will punish VPN users with 20 years of prison and one million dollar fines, with some claiming that the proposed text could be interpreted in this way.

Disinfo: War in Ukraine is a tool for the US to weaken Russia and subjugate Europe

With the help of the war in Ukraine, the US is trying to bleed and weaken Russia (by war and by the cost of restoration of Ukraine) and to completely subjugate old Europe under the strict control and dictate of Washington.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining the statehood and sovereignty of Ukraine. The claim aims to deflect any Russian responsibility for the unjustified Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022.

Contrary to what this disinformation story claims, the Ukrainian state is under attack by Russia, while the US and Western countries are providing support to Ukraine. The West supports Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51, to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

Disinfo: Poland can introduce its troops into Ukraine and to reclaim historical lands

The goals of Poland in this conflict were clear from the very beginning: a maximum weakening of Ukraine and a later reclaim of its historical lands, which would appear within the Polish borders. Soon, the Poles will be able to implement their insidious plan to introduce troops into exhausted Ukraine, taking over its western territories. Instead of trying to resolve the conflict, Poland delivers weapons to Kyiv in order to achieve the maximal weakening of both the Russian and Ukrainian Armies.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative challenging Ukraine’s statehood and falsely presenting Poland as a state with imperial ambitions. Apart from smearing Poland, the aim is also to deflect attention away from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This disinformation message has adopted different and sometimes contradictory forms, including allegations that Poland either wants to create a "puppet proxy-state in Western Ukraine" or annex these territories or that it is President Zelenskyy who wants to cede this land due to his “Polish origin”.