One day before Pompeo’s visit to Poland, Prime Minister Morawiecki announced a five-point plan of increased Polish interference in the domestic affairs of Belarus. After Pompeo’s visit, Belarusian opposition member Valery Tsepkala stated that soon, he would have a secret meeting in Warsaw with a high-ranking representative of Washington. It means that the capital of Poland will become a contact point between the US intelligence, American state civil servants and the anti-system opposition from Belarus.
The US Hybrid War on Belarus is at risk of backfiring after the ongoing Colour Revolution has thus far failed to depose Lukashenko amid his dangerous saber-rattling with NATO created the opportunity for Russia to “pull a Crimea” in the former Soviet Republic.
This is part of an ongoing Russian disinformation campaign on Belarus based on recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives, such as accusing other countries of interference and portraying popular protests against electoral fraud in the country as a Western-led colour revolution. No evidence is provided to support any of the claims.
Hundreds of thousands of Belarusians have been protesting against a massive vote-rigging and police violence since 9 August 2020. On 16 August 2020 Belarus witnessed the largest rallies in the city of Minsk and dozens smaller towns and localities in its history.
On 19 August 2020 the European Council called Belarus's elections neither free nor fair.
See other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives in Belarus, such as claims that the EU reaction to Lukashenko’s victory is an example of Western double standards; that the same lack of democracy and repression is present in EU countries that criticise Minsk; that the arrest of Russian mercenaries in Belarus was a Ukrainian provocation, and the Ukrainian secret services may have planned terrorist attacks in Belarusian territory; that the West wants to prepare another Maidan in the country; or that Belarusians, Ukrainians and Russians are one single nation.
The illegal annexation of Crimea was a violation of international law.