Disinfo: The West wants a coup d'état in Belarus


The West will finance the Belarusian opposition abroad for radical events, a coup d'état, including the overthrow and assassination of the President. Now they are sitting idle. The West will finance only specific events, preferably a radical plan, and not even the level of 2020: the overthrow, or assassination of the president, and officials.

The opposition abroad is demonstrating its determination to carry out provocations in Belarus up to acts of terrorism.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about aggressive Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus.

Pro-Kremlin media frequently falsely portray popular protests around the world as instigated from abroad, often by the US and the West. The disinformation narrative has been applied, among others, to reports about protests in Georgia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belarus, Venezuela, Slovakia, Hong Kong, with the aim of portraying protest movements as aggressive actors who constantly prepare new coups.

The disinformation article also targets the Belarusian opposition, alleging that foreign sponsors will use them to set up “terrorist” activities against Belarus, including eliminating the president.

The European Union is interested in a free and democratic Belarus, but it also underlines that any power transfer should be peaceful, and any violent action is out of the question.

Lukashenka launched a massive repression campaign against the opposition after the presidential elections of August 2020 which are widely believed to have been rigged. Many Belarusians have since fled abroad, see our dedicated section on Belarus.

Read more disinformation narratives about the West’s alleged attempts to stage a coup in Belarus and remove Lukashenka by force.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Armenian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Belarus
  • Keywords: Coup, Colour revolutions, West, Alexander Lukashenko, Terrorism
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Disinfo: EU member states military were sent to Ukraine long before 2022

Military personnel of EU member states were sent to Ukraine much earlier. Both in the form of instructors, special services, and mercenaries. The deployment of military personnel began much earlier than in 2022.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that the West and specifically the EU is directly involved in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, alongside another recurring narrative claiming that foreigners fighting for Ukraine are mercenaries.

This statement was made after the head of European diplomacy, HRVP Josep Borrell, said that EU countries have never prepared and are not going to send their troops to Ukraine.

Disinfo: Kyiv is planning a false flag explosion in Kramatorsk to blame Russia

According to independently confirmed information, the Ukrainian special services intend to carry out a large-scale provocation to accuse Russia of allegedly committing "war crimes".

The Kyiv regime planned a controlled explosion of the buildings of Kramatorsk, including hospitals, to accuse Russia of allegedly "deliberate hitting civilian targets.

The Ukrainian Security Service brought Western journalists to Kramatorsk, where a provocation is planned. The staff of medical institutions is currently evacuated. The planned provocation is designed to speed up the supply of long-range Western weapons to Kyiv.


No evidence is provided. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about false flag operations. Such claims are part of a broader pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign accompanying the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, trying to place the blame for the war's atrocities on Ukraine.

Moscow has a history of falsely accusing its opponents of staging "provocations" which either never happened at all or were subsequently carried out by themselves or their allies. In the weeks leading up to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Moscow repeatedly falsely claimed that Ukraine, assisted by US or Western forces, prepared a chemical attack or attacks on industry sites storing chemical agents, or is going to use the dirty bomb.

Disinfo: Anti-Ukrainian billboards appeared in Poland

Anti-Ukrainian advertising billboards have appeared in the Polish city of Czestochowa which read "This is not our war".


Pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine, part of a wider campaign aiming to erode public support for Western military and financial aid to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s aggression, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51.

No such billboards have appeared in the Polish city of Częstochowa. The photo of the billboard, disseminated by pro-Kremlin outlets, is, in fact, made with a free billboard advertising template available on the website mediamodifier.com since 2016. According to the information indicated on the website, the original picture was taken in the capital of Estonia. Additionally, the representatives of Częstochowa City Hall confirmed that there are no such billboards erected in the city. Read the full debunk at Myth Detector.