Disinfo: Poles are stoking nationalist sentiment in Ukraine in order to annex Lviv

Summary

Poles are seeking to promote nationalist and Nazi sentiment in Ukraine, because fascism may lead to Ukraine’s disintegration. And Poland hopes to acquire Lviv. If Ukraine does disintegrate, Poland has the right to occupy [the historic area of] Galicia.

Disproof

This is part of a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the disintegration of Ukraine.

There is no evidence given about Poland's alleged attempts to stoke nationalist sentiment in Ukraine.This narrative exploits difficult issues in Polish-Ukrainian history, without any factual basis.

Poland adheres to international law regarding state borders and has no territorial claims upon Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 138
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration, Nazi/Fascist

Disclaimer

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