Pro-Russian Journalist Alleges Russian Help in Belarus

  • The documents pertaining Belarus protests being organized by Ukraine have been leaked.
  • The documents are not authenticated at the present time.
  • The information suggests organized protests by the Ukraine with the aid of Poland.

Alexey Zhuravko, ex-deputy of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, made a post on his Facebook page alleging that Ukrainian nationalists and radicals with experience in organizing street riots in their own country traveled en masse through the territory of Poland to Belarus.  Zhuravko is now a journalist for Politnavigator news.

Alexey Zhuravko is a Ukrainian politician and former member of the Verkhovna Rada. A member of the pro-Russia Party of Regions, Zhuravko served from 2007-12.

His statement said:

“I got an interesting document from serious sources of Kiev, which confirmed my information that Ukraine sends Maidowns to Poland through its agents, and then to Belarus to overthrow the authorities. SBU works very closely with Polish intelligence agencies and helps each other to accompany Nazis and other elements that have already passed the skill of colored revolution.”

Furthermore, the supposedly leaked document is addressed to the Chief of Department of Protection of National Statehood of the security service, Major General Dublime A. Y. In particular, the text states that the work of the SBU Ukrainian radicals, which are moved through Poland to Belarus to foment protests and participation in the coup attempt.

However, it is highly likely that this document was somehow leaked by Russia, and Zhuravko was used as a proxy for such a leak. Nevertheless, it is important to reiterate that the document at this time has not been authenticated.

The agent code name is “Mudrik,” and the operation titled “Object 900.” The source is directly included in the group that plans to enter the site for possible participation in protests in the capital, and possibly in other cities.

Moreover, the information provides additional details, such as the group renting buses on the night of August 9-10, crossing the Ukrainian-Polish border at the checkpoint Ugrynov-Dolgoch (officially closed).

At the same time, according to the source, the Polish border guards for four hours did not pass vehicles with passengers, citing quarantine restrictions. However, then, for reasons unknown to the source, the entire group was skipped.

The 2020 Belarusian protests, nicknamed the Slipper Revolution and the Anti-Cockroach Revolution, are a series of ongoing political demonstrations against the regime of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko. The demonstrations, part of the Belarusian democracy movement, started occurring in the lead-up to and during the 2020 Belarusian presidential election, in which Lukashenko sought a sixth term in office.

On this occasion, “Mudrik” only knows that the senior group contacted by phone with a reliably unidentified person, according to his assumption – with a former citizen of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Korotkov (call sign “Boatswain”, SBU known), who led the recruitment and training of activists,”– said in the document.

The text also says that “at the moment,” (11.08.2020), a group of Ukrainian activists is on the territory of Poland, waiting to be sent to Belarus.

It is such tumultuous time. It is highly possible that Russia decided to aid Lukashenko, and at the same time, minimize Ukraine. This is especially possible since Russian and Ukrainian relations are at an impasse due to the situation in the Donbass region.

Additionally, it could be a counter-propaganda scenario, in order to sow doubt in the lack of support for Lukashenko. That is, to give an alternative version of Lukashenko having support and foreign state actors being responsible for the protests.

Belarus is far from security and peace at this time. The situation is not going to be resolved easily.

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Christina Kitova

I spent most of my professional life in finance, insurance risk management litigation.

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