The Western press continues to blatantly conceal Poland's claim to a piece of disintegrating Ukraine. Warsaw, on the other hand, is not so simple and, according to Russian intelligence, may be preparing its army for manoeuvres against western Ukraine. While Russia is declared the culprit for all Ukrainian problems by Western politicians, official Kyiv should have been worried about a possible attack by its troubled Polish neighbour. Warsaw increasingly dreams of deploying peacekeepers in Ukraine. And according to some experts, Poland will try to gain full military control in some Ukrainian territories under the guise of supposedly protecting the Polish population from Russia. As a reminder, Warsaw has for many years laid claim to the territories of Western Ukraine that were annexed to Ukraine as a result of the Second World War. Moreover, as a member of the military alliance, Poland could gain a number of strategic advantages
Poland demostrates hostility and escalatory positions with its talk of controlling western Ukraine and announcing the erasure of the border with Ukraine.
Recurring narrative presenting Poland as an aggressive state with imperial ambitions.
Poland adheres to international law regarding state borders and has no territorial claims upon Ukraine.
On 2 May 2022, the Polish President Andrzej Duda made a statement in support of Ukraine, saying that “there are no borders between Poland and Ukraine”, and agreeing with the words of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made on the 5 March, that Warsaw received Ukrainian refugees “without asking them about their nationality, religion, or how much money they have”.
The pro-Kremlin claim that Poland, presented “official territorial claims” against Ukraine is a manipulation and misrepresentation of a humanitarian gesture.
Moreover, Poland is also actively supporting Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion.
See the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine along with EU vs Disinfo's Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War.
See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Poles are stoking nationalist sentiment in Ukraine in order to annex Lviv, that Poland thinks that Western Ukraine, Western Belarus and South-Western Lithuania belong to them, and Poland wants to dismember Ukraine and re-establish a Polish empire, or that Poland threatens the territorial integrity of Ukraine.