Disinfo: Poland uses Russia as its external enemy, presenting it worse than the German Nazis

Summary

It is logical that in the situation of political pressure, the Polish authorities start to look for external enemies. It is not surprising that Russia is the most “favourite” Polish enemy. Moscow is presented in Poland in such a way that it looks almost worse than the German Nazis.

Disproof

This message is a part of the Kremlin’s widespread narrative about Russophobic Poland. The Kremlin-controlled media regularly accuses the political elites of Poland of Russophobia and the implementation of anti-Russian policies.

The Polish authorities do not use Russia as its external enemy, and they do not present this country “worse than the German Nazis”.

The main current Russia-related concerns of Poland are the result of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Russia’s armed military aggression in Ukraine. The Polish government shows its full support to solving the Russia-Ukraine conflict and complete restoration of territorial integrity of Ukraine.

See other examples of similar messages claiming that constant intimidation with Russia is used to make Poland economically dependent on the USA, the Polish authorities created an insane hysteria of intimidation with Russia, used for the needs of domestic politics and the national security strategy of Poland is a manifestation of traditional Russophobia of the Polish authorities.

This message appeared in the same article as the claim that "Poland re-writes the history claiming that the USSR attacked it in September 1939."

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Historical revisionism, WWII, Russophobia, Nazi/Fascist

Disclaimer

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Poland re-writes the history claiming that the USSR attacked it in September 1939

The representatives of the Polish authorities ignore the fact that their country shares part of the responsibility for the process of re-writing of history, mainly, because of their claims that the USSR allegedly participated in the attack on Poland in September 1939. The Poles keep mentioning the Non-Aggression Pact between Nazi Germany and the USSR and its Secret Protocol in order to distract public attention from the Western policy of Appeasement and the Polish participation in the partition of Czechoslovakia.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin's policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland of the "falsification and re-writing" of WWII history. This narrative is an attempt to erode the disastrous historical consequences of the Soviet-Nazi Non-Aggression Pact and the Soviet attack on Poland in September 1939.

The denial of the fact that the USSR invaded Poland in September 1939 goes against all historical facts.

The West tries to revise history, questioning the decisions of the Nuremberg trial

Currently, on the wave of attempts to revise the historical truth in the West, suggestions appear questioning the decisions of the International Tribunal in Nuremberg and to make Germany and USSR equally responsible for the outbreak of WWII.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism. It accuses the West and particular EU members such as the Baltic states and Poland of the “falsification and re-writing” of WWII history. Any disagreement with the Kremlin's official view on the history of WWII is automatically labelled by Russia as support for “Nazism” or “falsification of history”.

There is no evidence showing that any of the Western countries are questioning the decisions of the Nuremberg trials.

American special services established a centre near Warsaw working against Belarus

At the present moment, the most powerful special services in the world are working against Belarus. The United States established special centres near Warsaw and Kyiv. The Belarusian and Russian intelligence traced those centres. There is not a single Pole working there, only Americans.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus and to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations. The claim that the US special services established a centre near Warsaw “working against Belarus” is not supported by evidence.

The claim that Poland and the USA are trying to “organise a colour revolution in Belarus” is a conspiracy theory.
Poland is a neighbour of Belarus and continues to support the Belarusian people. Poland respects the principles of international law and does not intervene in the domestic affairs of other countries.