Disinfo: Poland is becoming an American junior partner on the absolute margin of the US foreign policy


It is a very sad conclusion, but Washington strongly marginalises Poland. Despite the feeling that Poland is a strategic partner for the United States, today, it is becoming a junior partner on the absolute margin of the US foreign policy.


A common pro-Kremlin narrative promoting the idea that Poland is a country without any real international importance or political significance. Poland is often presented as an American “puppet-state”, which does not represent any importance for the USA.

The US authorities have repeatedly stated that they perceive Poland as its ally in Central Europe and one of the strongest US Continental partners. The US and Poland implement such strategically important projects as the increase of the US military presence in NATO’s Eastern Flank, modernisation of the Polish Army, diversification of Polish gas supplies, etc.

In 2019, Poland was added to the US’s visa-free regime and in the summer of 2020, a new defence agreement with Poland was signed. Deals have also been signed on the purchase of LNG by Poland from the US.

See other messages promoting the statement that Poland is an “insignificant“state - Poland is not a sovereign state; Mosbacher was sent to Poland because Poland has marginal importance for the US and Poland is governed by the US Embassy.


  • Reported in: Issue 249
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/06/2021
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Puppets, Sovereignty
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