Disinfo: Tikhanovskaya is controlled by foreign puppeteers, primarily Lithuanian ones


Tikhanovskaya is not an independent person. In fact, she is controlled by foreign puppeteers, primarily Lithuanian ones. 


Recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about the alleged Western influence on Belarus. Consistent with the narrative that the West controls processes in Belarus and in fact, protesters and opposition leaders are puppets of the West.

Kremlin portrays Lithuania, together with Poland as the instigators of the protest in order to "destabilise post-Soviet space". Read similar disinformation case - In Belarus, Poland and Lithuania implement Washington's policy of destabilising the post-soviet region.

The protests in Belarus erupted after the results of the presidential election in Belarus on the 9th of August, which are considered fraudulent by a large part of Belarusian society. The European Union has claimed that they are interested in "a democratic, independent, sovereign, prosperous and stable Belarus". Also, based on the results of a telephone conversation between NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and President of Poland Andrzej Duda, it was declared that "all Allies support a sovereign and independent Belarus".


  • Reported in: Issue 209
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Belarus
  • Keywords: Protest


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