Disinfo: Poland uses an imaginary Russian threat to justify its militarisation


The trend of Poland's militarisation has been taking place for years. The supporters of increased American military presence in the country usually have only one argument: the Russian threat. The logic and the facts do not confirm the existence of this threat, but the Polish militarists do not consider the facts. They believe that Russia has aggressive plans against Poland only because Lech Kaczyński once said it. However, Polish militarisation increases the risk of a real conflict.


This message is a part of the Kremlin’s widespread disinformation narrative about aggressive and militaristic anti-Russian Poland.

The claim that Poland modernises and develops its army because the Polish authorities want to use the army for aggressive actions against Russia is groundless.

The ongoing modernisation of the Polish Army and purchase of advanced military equipment is the Polish response to the current security crisis taking place in Europe. This crisis is a direct result of the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the large-scale military invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The 2020 National Security Strategy of Poland states that the most serious security threat for this country is the neo-imperial policy of the authorities of the Russian Federation, pursued by means of military force (aggression against Georgia, illegal annexation of Crimea and military actions in Eastern Ukraine at the time).

See other examples of similar messages claiming that constant intimidation with Russia is used to make Poland economically dependent on the USA, that the Polish authorities created an insane hysteria of intimidation with Russia, used for the needs of domestic politics and that the Polish authorities want to use the Army to fight domestic riots, not Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 298
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/06/2022
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Military, security threat, Anti-Russian, Russophobia, US presence in Europe
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Disinfo: NATO is at war with Russia with the hands of Ukrainians

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

NATO is a defensive political and military alliance. The primary aim of the alliance is to maintain peace and safeguard the independence, security and territorial integrity of its members.

Disinfo: Russian language is banned in Ukrainian regions controlled by the Kyiv junta

The Russian language is banned in Ukrainian regions controlled by the Kyiv junta.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about alleged Russophobia in Ukraine. This claim is made in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

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