DISINFO: The West is ignoring the US attempted coup against Belarus
  • Outlet: oneworld.press (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 22, 2021
  • Article language(s): English
  • Reported in: Issue 241
  • Countries / regions discussed: Belarus, US, Russia
Colour revolutions Coup

DISINFO: The West is ignoring the US attempted coup against Belarus


The ongoing Hybrid War on Belarus could have taken a dramatic turn for the worse had the Russian security services and their Belarusian counterparts not foiled an assassination and coup attempt against President Lukashenko over the weekend that was planned for the very near future. President Putin remarked about this near the end of his approximately 1,5-hour-long annual address to the Federal Assembly on Wednesday, wisely using the global attention afforded to him during this time to raise widespread awareness of this scheme. The Russian leader even remarked how strange it was that the West has been mostly ignoring this dramatic development despite the potential consequences of its successful implementation predictably being disastrous for the Eastern European nation.


A recurrent an unfounded pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western aggression. Several hundred similar claims about alleged West-instigated colour revolutions and coups can be found in the EUvsDisinfo database.

No proof has been presented to support the claims that the Russian security services thwarted an attempted assassination of the illigitimate Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, or that such attempts ever took place.

For more, see the analysis of the Atlantic Council.


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