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.

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  • Reported in: Issue 138
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration, Nazi/Fascist
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Disproof

No evidence given.Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Western belligerence towards Russia and its allies such as Belarus. See earlier cases about the West encircling Russia.

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Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Salisbury attack and Skripal's death. There are no grounds to believe that Sergei Skripal is dead rather than in hiding from those who attempted to murder him. There are many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media about the Skripal poisoning.

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Disproof

No evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about Skripal's death. There is no reasonable ground to assume that Sergei Skripal is dead. Moreover, this is just one of many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media about the Skripal poisoning.