Disinfo: Future deployment of US nuclear bombs in Poland is a preparation for war with Russia


Future deployment of American nuclear bombs in Poland is a preparation for war with Russia.

This plan [of US nuclear weapons deployment] can be interpreted as preparation for war; as preparation for a first strike against Russia. After all, the approach time from Poland is much shorter than from Germany. (…) Russia’s leadership will have to deal with this: strengthen air defence, station an additional contingent of troops at the border.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US and NATO preparing war against Russia and encircling Russia. There are no plans for US nuclear weapons deployment in Poland.

Neither the US nor NATO aim to attack Russia or are preparing for war against Russia. NATO is a defensive alliance whose purpose is to protect its members. NATO exercises and military deployments are not directed against Russia, or any other country.

Read similar disinfo cases alleging that Washington is likely to launch a war against Russia, that actions of NATO are a hidden war preparation and that NATO preparing for war with Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 199
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, US, Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: security threat, Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian, Nuclear issues, War preparation, US presence in Europe, NATO, Warmongering


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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