Disinfo: Poland is eyeing to annex western Ukraine and Belarus


Poland continues serious discussions about the 1939 borders. In case Poland expands at the expense of Ukraine’s territory, Belarus’s borders with Poland and NATO will be longer. This will push Polish nationalists to take further steps. Poles consider Lviv and cities of western Belarus their own. Poland is strengthening its military, and Polish provocations against Belarus are possible.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives, challenging Ukraine’s statehood and presenting Poland as a state with imperial ambitions.

This disinformation message has adopted several different and sometimes contradictory forms, including allegations that Poland wants either to create a puppet proxy-state in Western Ukraine or the annexation of these territories or that it is actually President Zelenskyy who wants to cede this land due to his “Polish origin”.

In fact, the claims regarding the seizure of Ukraine and plans to attack Belarus by the Poles are false and groundless. Poland adheres to international law regarding state borders, fully supports the independence and territorial integrity of neighbouring countries and it rejects any “imperial” ambitions towards other countries. Poland, as well as the EU and the US respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. No neighbouring state, except the Russian Federation, violated Ukraine's territorial integrity. Read more about the Eastern policy of Poland here.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Poland thinks that Western Ukraine, Western Belarus and South-Western Lithuania belong to them, that Poland wants to dismember Ukraine and re-establish a Polish empire, that Ukraine is a Western colony belonging to Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Russia, that Poland will try to gain full military control in Ukrainian territories under the guise of protecting the Polish population from Russia, that Poland plans to establish control over its historical lands in Ukraine.

Technical remark: This disinformation was broadcast via Sputnik on 15 November 2022. Due to the EU decision to restrict the spread and dissemination of RT and Sputnik inside the EU, access to the link may not work inside the EU.


  • Reported in: Issue 318
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/11/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Belarus, Ukraine
  • Keywords: NATO, Imperialism/colonialism, Military, War in Ukraine
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A US outlet revealed that hundreds of incidents in US biolaboratories have taken place in the last 20 years, most of which have remained hidden to the public. An eventual pathogen leak from a biolaboratory would benefit the US, as it allows to sell medicines to an infected population. It is a lethal lottery where everybody wins. This revelation takes places amid an ongoing scandal around the US biolaboratories in Ukraine.


Conspiracy theory not based in any evidence. This disinformation story exploits an original series of articles published by the US outlet The Intercept about hundreds of previously undisclosed accidents in US biolabs throughout 18 years. However, pro-Kremlin disinformation distorts these findings to promote the baseless claim that “the US” may see a potential accident as a side benefit as it could extract profit of the crisis through drug sales. Not only there is nothing to back this assertion: this story also falsely portrays the US as a monolithic entity without any distinction between different government branches and between public and private institutions, which doesn’t make sense.

The ultimate goal is to promote a wider disinformation campaign about US-funded biolaboratories in Ukraine for military purposes, which have been repeatedly debunked, including by the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu, but pro-Kremlin outlets and Russian authorities continue promoting this disinformation narratives. These allegations are part of a years-old disinformation campaign conducted by the Kremlin, and is currently deployed in an attempt to justify Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Disinfo: Russia will not negotiate with the Kyiv regime, represented by war criminals

Russia will not agree to negotiations the end of the conflict on Ukraine’s terms. It is impossible to negotiate with war criminals, representing the Kyiv regime. In the best way, it could be only technical negotiations on Russia’s terms.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation accusing the Ukrainian authorities of committing war crimes, and representing Kyiv as an outpost of Nationalists.

The Ukrainian political regime is not a Nationalistic dictatorship. Volodymyr Zelenskyy was elected during free democratic elections in 2019. He supported more than 73 per cent of voters.

Disinfo: Ukrainians deported children from Donbas and probably sold their organs

Ukraine stole hundreds of children from Donbas in 2014 and again in 2022. The people’s Republics of the Donbas authorities failed to locate those children who were transferred to western Ukraine and Poland. The possible fact that NGO Médecins sans Frontières, was present when children were evacuated, is a matter of great concern and explains why the Ukrainian authorities keep silent about the fate of those children.

Ukrainians publicly call on the internet for the murder and torture of Donbas’s children. They also demonstrate with Nazi songs and mottos in the streets of Kyiv. A soldier in Donbas witnessed the rape and murder of a small girl by a group of Ukrainian Nazis which seemed to be a normal event. Human beings are not treated normally in the territories controlled by Ukrainians.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation deployed in the context of Russia's unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, aiming to portray the Ukrainians as monsters and creating a distinction between the inhabitants of Eastern Ukraine and Ukrainians. The use of crimes against children, massive deportations and organ trafficking are striking narratives to show the inhumane nature of Ukrainians at a time when Russian responsibility for the massive deportation of Ukrainian civilians including children and war crimes is being documented.

The accusations of organ trafficking are not based on fact but on pure speculation, and the fact that the self-proclaimed People’s republics banned MSF for unclear political reasons. No material evidence or testimony corroborates this hypothesis. The documentary also mixes footage from demonstrations by far-right groups, hate speech in comments on the internet and archive songs from the Third Reich to portray Ukrainians as inhuman Nazi monsters.