Disinfo: Mainstream Polish parties compete in their aggressive position on Russia and Belarus


Both the United Right [Law and Justice Party] and the liberals [Civic Platform] compete in their aggressive positions on Russia and Belarus, trying to demonstrate to their voters that they will follow more carefully the recommendations of their overseas ally. Both of these forces are loudly calling for support of a possible Ukrainian attack on the people's republics in Eastern Ukraine. Unfortunately, in the Western world, Poland is supposed to play the role of the anti-Russian vanguard and the NATO’s spearhead, and when the situation gets more serious, Poland may play a role of a battlefield.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobic Poland. The Kremlin-controlled media regularly accuses the political elites of Poland of Russophobia and the implementation of anti-Russian policies. Within this narrative, the “Russophobic” policies of Poland are often explained by the claim that the United States fully controls the domestic and foreign policy of this country (presenting Poland as an American “puppet-state” or a “banana republic”).

The claim that the mainstream Polish political parties “have an aggressive position on Belarus and Russia” and “carefully follow recommendations of the USA” is unfounded. One of the biggest reasons for the current problems in Polish-Russian relations is the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and the ongoing Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine. The Polish government shows its full support to solving the Russia-Ukraine conflict and complete restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Poland is a neighbour of Belarus and it continues to support the Belarusian people. Poland respects the principles of international law and does not intervene in the domestic affairs of any country.

See other examples of similar messages claiming that constant intimidation with Russia is used to make Poland economically dependent on the USAthe Polish authorities created an insane hysteria of intimidation with Russia, used for the needs of domestic politics and the national security strategy of Poland is a manifestation of traditional Russophobia of the Polish authorities.