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The West finances Belarusian opposition and NGOs to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations

Summary of Disinformation

The Belarusian opposition is secretly managed by Western institutions, politicians and West-linked NGOs (funded by USAID). Their strategic aim is to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations.

US, Germany, Poland and the Baltic countries are most active in this regard.

Over the last years, the West has been using Ukraine to pressure Belarus more often than before. Ukraine’s role within the broader Western strategy against Belarus is to organise information provocations, to give military training to Belarusian radicals, to support public protests with arms, and to organize breakthroughs to Belarus by groups of Ukrainian militants.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood and to organise a 'Belarusian Maidan'.

The article also follows another disinformation narrative about the destabilising effect of the Ukrainian UATV channel which was allowed to broadcast on Belarus' cable networks. No proof of organized arms trafficking from Ukraine to Belarus or of Belarus border violations by Ukrainian militants.

EU assistance to Belarus aims at improving the quality of life of Belarusian citizens in a tangible and visible manner, by strengthening its economy, governance, connectivity and society. Find out more about the EU assistance to Belarus here.

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Reported in: Issue 143
Date: 27.03.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Poland, Russia, The West, Ukraine, Baltic states, Belarus, US, Germany
Keywords: US presence in Europe, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy, The West
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RuBaltic
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