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

Summary of Disinformation

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.


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.

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Reported in: Issue 138
Date: 19.02.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine, Poland
Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration, Nazi/Fascist
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: 60 Minutes (16:07 - 16:30)
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