DISINFO: The West will continue to put pressure on Belarus and attempt to destabilise the country
  • Outlet: eadaily.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: October 02, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 262
  • Countries / regions discussed: Belarus, EU, US
West Sanctions Alexander Lukashenko

DISINFO: The West will continue to put pressure on Belarus and attempt to destabilise the country


Today, the US, like the EU, continues to allocate multimillion sums to support the opposition and also continues to pursue a policy directed against both Belarus and Russia.

There is no doubt that neither the United States with its satellites, nor the European Union, nor other Western countries will cease putting pressure on Belarus in the foreseeable future. It will happen in all directions: from information and ideological influence through the media and social networks to direct attempts to destabilise the situation in the Republic.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the belligerent West plotting against Belarus (as well as Russia), trying to destabilise and destroy the country.

The claims that the West is involved in unfriendly actions towards Belarus or that it has some aggressive geopolitical plans or contempt for the sovereignty of this country are unfounded. The West continues to support the Belarusian people, respects the principles of international law and does not intervene in the domestic affairs of any country.

Western countries have no plans to harm the independence or sovereignty of Belarus but have to react to events in Belarus. Мost of the world community demands that Belarus fulfil its obligations as a member of the UN, the OSCE and other international organisations, respect the international law, as well as own legislation.

The EU did not recognise the falsified results of the Belarusian Presidential election on 9 August 2020 or 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: Russia has neutralised many Western attempts to topple the Belarusian government; West pursues Maidan policy towards Belarus to encircle Russia; European policy of interference in Belarus continues and deepens; The US and Europe are demonising Belarus.


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