In a letter addressed to Konrad Szymański, the Secretary of State on the European affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini urges the Polish authorities to reconsider the position concerning the education reform undertaken by the government of Ukraine.
The letter is faked twitter.com/eu_eeas/status/924256888597962752.After the European External Action Service published the debunk, the Foreign Ministry of Russia did the same.
We have seen the use of faked letters targeting politicians in pro-Kremlin disinformation several times before, for example:on 21 February 2015, a letter signed by Swedish Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist appeared on social media through a Twitter identity of a well-known Swedish military affairs journalist. The letter, sent to Magnus Ingesson, CEO of BAE Systems Bofors AB, concerned the sale of weapons to Ukraine. On 2 September 2015, a letter signed by Tora Holst, head of the International Public Prosecution Office in Stockholm, was uploaded to CNN’s Istory website and later broadcast on Russian state television and pro-Kremlin media. The letter purported to concern an attempt to quash prosecution of a Swedish citizen for war crimes committed in Ukraine. The third letter, uploaded to Pressbladet, purported to be from Nada al-Qahtani, a female IS leader to Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, and concerned a conspiracy from Sweden to send weapons to Islamic State via Turkey. www.thelocal.se/20170107/swedish-think-tank-details-russian-disinformation-in-new-study.
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