DISINFO: The West is hostile to all the states that try to establish partnership relations with Russia
  • Outlet: geworld.ge (archived)*
  • Date of publication: October 13, 2021
  • Article language(s): Georgian
  • Reported in: Issue 263
  • Countries / regions discussed: Belarus, EU, Russia, US
West Anti-Russian Russophobia Union State of Belarus and Russia Encircling Russia

DISINFO: The West is hostile to all the states that try to establish partnership relations with Russia


The Collective West is hostile to all the states and all the peoples who are on the path to establishing a partnership with Russia. Belarus is a clear example of this.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West's aggressive Russophobic policy and allegedly belligerent and hostile agenda to contain Russia, as well as Western attempts to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations. These claims are unfounded.

Western countries have no plans to harm the independence or sovereignty of Belarus but had to react to events in Belarus. The EU did not recognise the falsified results of the Belarusian Presidential election on 9 August 2020 and the new mandate claimed by Alyaksandr Lukashenka. On 19 August 2020, the European Council called the Belarus elections neither free nor fair and on 2 October 2020, the Council imposed restrictive measures against 40 individuals identified as responsible for repression and intimidation against peaceful demonstrators, opposition members, and journalists, as well as for misconduct of the electoral process.

The EU imposed new restrictive measures against the Belarusian regime to respond to the escalation of serious human rights violations in Belarus and the violent repression of civil society, democratic opposition and journalists, as well as to the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk on 23 May 2021 and the related detention of journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega.

At the same time, the EU continues to support the Belarusian people and civil society and outlined a 3 billion EUR economic support package to a future democratic Belarus.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that The West needs to tear away from Russia its strategic partner and ally Belarus; that Russia has neutralised many Western attempts to topple the Belarusian government; that the West pursues Maidan policy towards Belarus to encircle Russia; that European policy of interference in Belarus continues and deepens; that The US and Europe are demonising Belarus; that the West interferes in the internal affairs of Russia and Belarus to prevent the integration.


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