Foreign Affairs Minister Korčok disproves hoaxes about protests in Belarus

He also opines that sanctions against the country should be introduced as soon as possible.

Foreign Affairs Minister Ivan KorčokForeign Affairs Minister Ivan Korčok (Source: SITA)

Protesters in Belarus are not being paid from abroad, NATO is not threatening the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko, and the country he leads should not become a colony of the West.

Slovakia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ivan Korčok (SaS nominee) has been trying to disprove these and other popular hoaxes concerning the recent protests in Belarus that are being spread by conspiracy websites.

“We can’t pretend that we do not see the parallel depiction of the situation in Belarus,” he told the August 26 press conference, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

The developments in the country have become a breeding ground for various pieces of disinformation and manipulation of the public opinion on the motive, course and potential impacts of the protests on civic society, he added.

Explaining the hoaxes

The rest of this article is premium content at
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on and

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Grandson turns his blue-haired grandma into an Instagram sensation

President Zuzana Čaputová is one of her nearly 13,000 followers.

Photographer Marek Pupák takes pictures of his grandmother. He also created the blue.grandma profile on Instagram, where he posts the photos of her.

Roundup: Shoe boxes turn into Christmas gift boxes to cheer up lonely older people

People can fill and hand in their own box until December 6.

The White Night Festival takes place in Bratislava during Christmas.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.