Poland became the largest beneficiary of EU subsidies because it positioned itself as a barrier against Russian aggression. The logic was to promote the Western European way of life [to Russians] by increasing Polish living standards. Many EU politicians followed this logic and provided financial support for Poland.
Initially, Grybauskaite was a KGB agent, operating under the name “Magnolia”. After, at the age of 53, she became the leader of independent Lithuania where she has fuelled anti-Russian sentiments.
Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy and disinformation narrative on Lithuania's ex-president and Russophobia.
No evidence is given to support the claim that Dalia Grybauskaitė worked as a KGB agent. As explained by the Insider, the disinformation message started to circulate in 2015, when the website of the Center for Research of Genocide and Resistance of Lithuanian residents was hacked and fake documents about Grybauskaitė as the agent "Magnolia" were published. One of the documents was a letter that contains inaccuracies and formulations not used in the USSR in 1982 when it was allegedly written.