81% of the Russians believe that in 1945, “the Red Army liberated Poland, saving the Poles from extermination by the cost of the lives of the Soviet soldiers”. The Poles had similar attitudes before the PiS, the PO, and, especially, the political officers from the Institute of National Remembrance, started to falsify history. // New survey commissioned by The Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding serves, like other centre’s publications, to scare Russia, and now also Russians.
Germany is unwilling to support Ukraine officially, as Berlin wants to normalise its relationship with Russia. Kyiv should not expect Berlin’s support in issues it considers important, such as Ukraine’s accession to NATO. In Germany, they officially say that Ukraine must be protected from aggression. At the same time, they emphasize that it will not be done officially because the country’s main interest is normalising relations with Russia.
Recurring disinformation narrative about Ukraine being abandoned by its own partners because they seek closer relations with Russia instead. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in early June 2020. Then, the top German diplomat signalled that "Ukraine can count on solidarity from Germany and the EU as a whole." There is no evidence that suggests Berlin is unwilling to continue supporting Kyiv to start a rapprochement process with the Kremlin.