Disinfo: The West is helping to destabilise the situation in Belarus before the election

Summary

The West has created in Belarus a whole system of social instruments that can destabilise the situation in the country on the eve of the presidential election. The West, of course, invests such money not without reason, but for a specific purpose. This goal is the preparation of a colour revolution.

Disproof

The recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about the Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus.

There is no evidence that the West is preparing a so-called colour revolution in Belarus.

On 3 June, Brussels, Washington and London issued a joint statement calling for free and fair elections in the country, emphasising “that no politically motivated restrictive measures should prevent potential candidates from fulfilling the registration procedure.”

“Media freedom and the right of peaceful assembly are essential to legitimate elections,” the diplomatic missions said the same week that a visa facilitation agreement entered into force between Belarus and the EU.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the Belarusian opposition, civic activists and independent journalists make kill lists for Western security bodies, that the pro-Western Belarusian opposition prepares 'kill lists' and genocide, the US global “Anaconda” strategy is to limit the living space of geopolitical opponents, and that the West's objective is to encircle Russia entirely thanks to the "Anaconda ring" and "Great Turan" doctrines.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 205
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Belarus
  • Keywords: election meddling, Manipulated elections/referendum, Coup, The West
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory advancing pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about NATO.

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