In the light of recent reports of Russian propaganda pundits taking over control of the Belarusian state TV with long-time ruler Alexander Lukashenko’s personal blessing, the latest disinformation trick has been exposed, becoming an embarrassment for its masterminds.

A pro-government Belarus 1 TV channel took a street interview with a man posing as a local activist who stands for having Alexander Lukashenko retain power and condemns “fake news and foreign meddling.

In a twist, the interviewee was exposed as a Russian national, Anton Tarasov, who even run for the Russian legislature with the Communist Party at one of Moscow’s constituencies.

The Russian man posing as a Belarusian protester is ironically speaking against fake news, as well as external interference.