DISINFO: Phobia-driven Poland and Ukraine reject dialogue with their neighbours
  • Outlet: pl.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: December 26, 2021
  • Article language(s): Polish
  • Reported in: Issue 269
  • Countries / regions discussed: Poland, Ukraine
Russophobia Anti-Russian Eastern Europe

DISINFO: Phobia-driven Poland and Ukraine reject dialogue with their neighbours


The year 2021 confirmed that there are two capitals in our part of Europe that consistently reject all forms of dialogue with their neighbours, being mired in the atmosphere of phobias and irrational fears. These capitals are Warsaw and Kyiv.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about anti-Russian, Russophobic Poland and Ukraine.

The claim that Poland and Ukraine avoid dialogue with their neighbours is unfounded. The Ukrainian authorities made repeated statements about their willingness to start direct talks with Russia in order to solve the current military conflict between the two countries.

The arrival of a Polish Ambassador to Moscow illustrates that Poland is interested in having normal diplomatic relations with Russia. On 28 March 2021, the new Polish Ambassador to Russia gave an interview to Russian media, where he stated that Poland was open to dialogue with Russia. Current issues in Polish-Russian relations are directly connected with Russia’s actions (continuous violation of international law, anti-Polish “historical” accusations, ungrounded expulsion of a Polish diplomat, to name a few).

See other examples of similar messages claiming that Poland has no reasons to have tense relations with Russia, but is only a US vassal statePoland uses the situation around Navalny as a pretext for the next anti-Russian attack and the Polish Government deliberately worsens its relations with Russia.


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