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The West has an anti-Russian plan named "Anaconda ring"

Summary of Disinformation

The West has an old anti-Russian plan called “Anaconda ring”. Its aim is to encircle Russia with hostile states, to rip Belarus away from Russia, and to eventually partition the Russian Federation. The Baltic States and Ukraine are already part of this ring, while the only remaining state on Russia’s western border that is not yet part of it is Belarus. The West plans to organise a Ukrainian scenario in Belarus and provoke military clashes upon its territory. A federal state joining Russia and Belarus would guarantee Belarus’ peaceful development and well-being.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Read more about the concept of big conspiracy here.

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about a belligerent West aiming to encircle Russia and about Western plans to instigate a colour revolution in Belarus in order to disrupt its relations with Russia.

Anaconda plan was a military strategy proposed by Union General Winfield Scott early in the American Civil War. The plan called for a naval blockade of the Confederate littoral, thrust down the Mississippi, and the strangulation of the South by Union land and naval forces. Plan "Anaconda" has nothing to do with modern politics.

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Reported in: Issue 138
Date: 20.02.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Russia, The West, Ukraine, Belarus
Keywords: Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy, The West
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Belarus Time (6:30 - 7:40), (9:45 - 11:03)
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