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.
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.