Disinfo: Poland will stop its friendly policy towards Ukraine if the USA gives a signal

Summary

The hitherto policy of the Polish authorities towards Ukraine has been characterised by ambiguity. It will not be a problem for Poland to turn away from the friendly position towards Ukraine if Washington gives such a signal.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the United States fully controls Poland's foreign policy. See other examples of this message claiming that Polish policy towards Ukraine is shaped by the Americans, the US keeps Poland on a short anti-Russian leash, and Poland is a Trojan Horse of the United States. The statement that the United States controls the decisions of the Polish authorities regarding their policy towards Ukraine is a conspiracy theory. Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies. Poland carries out active foreign policy towards its Eastern neighbours and the Polish government underlines the importance of implementing a pro-active Eastern policy. This policy is based on the promotion of key Polish interests in this region, the strengthening of independence and security of Poland's Eastern neighbours, support for pro-European and transatlantic trends in the region and support for reforms in the countries of the post-Soviet region. Regarding Ukraine, the Polish government has repeatedly shown its full support to solving the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the complete restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. See other disinformation cases on the foreign policy of Poland such as Polish politicians care about Ukraine only if it continues harming Russia, Poland did not invite Russia to the anniversary of the WWII outbreak because of the will of the US and Poland is not an independent country, so it cannot manage its own foreign policy.

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  • Reported in: Issue 178
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/12/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Polish
  • Country: Poland, US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Puppets, US presence in Europe, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

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Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to portray Russia's role in World War II as not aggressive. The pro-Kremlin media actively spread various disinformation messages referring to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe stressed the fact that WWII was an immediate result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The resolution is aimed at the promotion of historical remembrance about WWII and condemnation of totalitarian ideologies. It is a proven historical fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany. Thus, the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact enabled the German and Soviet military aggression against Poland in September 1939, which resulted in the occupation of this country by Germany and USSR, triggering the beginning of WWII. See similar examples of the Russian historical revisionism concerning this issue - Signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact thwarted the UK’s expansionist plans in Europe, The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact did not violate the rights of the Polish state, The shift of all blame for WWII outbreak at the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact the best example of manipulation of history.