Poland is responsible for the unleashing of World War II

Summary

It is necessary to write once and for all in all history books: Poland was among those who initiated World War II. It is the main culprit. When Hitler came to power, Pilsudski, the leader of Poland, asked for an alliance with the Germans to march on Red Square.

Disproof

A recurring disinformation narrative revising the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

It is true that several European powers, including Poland, signed non-aggression treaties with Germany in the 30s, but none of these treaties was as far-reaching as the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, clearly dividing independent countries in Europe into "Spheres of interests". It's also indisputable that Poland was invaded from both east and west, and could not have "initiated the war".

Similar cases of disinformation can be found here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Poland
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, World War 2
  • Outlet: Voskresnyi vecher s Vladimirom Solovyoivym @ Rossiya 1 time 01:25-01:45
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USSR was not an aggressor in World War 2, it was forced to sign the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

All anti-Russian publications have long relied on the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, trying to portray the Soviet Union as an “aggressor”. It cannot be called anything other than an explicit attempt to rewrite world history.

No single liberal media has stated how the Soviet Union sharply criticised Germany’s aggressive actions in Europe since 1938 and repeatedly tried to agree on a working treaty to counter German aggression. Nevertheless, England and France refused to take on specific obligations in the event of a German attack on any European state, thereby excluding the possibility of reaching such an agreement.

 

 

Disproof

A recurring disinformation narrative revising the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (the Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was signed on 23 August 1939.

Rebellion in Crimea and Donbas against Nazis ruined NATO plans for a military base in Crimea

The rebellion by the Russian people of Crimea and Donbas was in full accordance with the UN principles and international law norms. As a civilised country, Russia had to protect its brothers who faced the threat of Russophobic genocide.

The collective West does not wish to take this into account for one simple reason: the rebellion of Russian people in Crimea and Donbas against Nazism ruined the plans to turn the Crimean peninsula into the NATO military base and to make it a Russophobic ram and an anti-Russian military springboard out of Ukraine.

Instead, Washington and Brussels introduced sanctions against Russia as they dislike Russia’s return of the world superpower status.

Disproof

This is a mixture of conspiracy theories which are consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about 2014 Ukraine's coup d'état, Fascist / Nazi Ukraine, the persecution of the Russian language speakers, and belligerent West planning to use Ukraine in its anti-Russian policies. It also seriously misrepresents the ongoing acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces in Ukraine referring to the alleged "rebellion of Russian people in Crimea and Donbas against Nazism."

The claim about Ukrainian authorities plan to organise a Russophobic genocide is absolutely groundless and is aimed to discredit Ukraine and legitimise aggressive Russian actions in Ukraine.