Disinfo: European policy of interference in Belarus continues and deepens


Statements of non-interference [in Belarus] are often heard from representatives of Western states, but in fact, the policy of intervention continues and deepens. Europe has its own idea of non-interference in the affairs of sovereign states.

When Europeans talk about the idea of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, it is about the fact that other countries should not interfere in their affairs and the affairs of those countries that are of interest to Europeans.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Belarus and the West.

The protests in Belarus erupted to contest 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 EU continues a step-by-step approach in its engagement with Belarus, supporting its civil society and victims of repression. The EU does not recognize the falsified results of Belarusian Presidential election on the 9th of August, 2020, nor the new mandate claimed by Aleksandr Lukashenko.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that Russia has neutralised many Western attempts to topple the Belarusian government; the West pursues Maidan policy towards Belarus to encircle Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 213
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/09/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Belarus
  • Keywords: election meddling, EU


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