Disinfo: Polish authorities are planning to attack Kaliningrad and Moscow


Poland is an example of the most ambitious revanchism case. Under some conditions, Poland will not limit itself to claims over western Ukraine but will also eye Belarusian territories. Duda, Morawiecki and Kaczynski are using the Polish population to implement their sacred project of a new Rzeczpospolita. An attack against “eastern frontiers” and Moscow is planned. Kaliningrad will be captured first. These plans are hidden in the so-called military drills that Poland has scheduled for March.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, presenting Poland as a state with aggressive plans towards its neighbours aiming to blur and deflect attention away from the reality of Russia's unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.

Poland adheres to international law regarding state borders, fully supports the independence and territorial integrity of neighbouring countries and rejects any “imperial” ambitions towards other countries.

Amid Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, claims about Poland's military intentions are frequently bandied about by pro-Kremlin media. This message has adopted several different and sometimes contradictory forms, including allegations that Poland wants either to create a puppet proxy-state in Western Ukraine or the annexation of these territories or that it is actually President Zelenskyy who wants to cede this land due to his “Polish origin”. This time, the disinformation takes a new angle, with Poland allegedly having Kaliningrad and Moscow in its sights.

Poland, as well as the EU and the US respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. No neighbouring state, except the Russian Federation, violated Ukraine's territorial integrity. Read more about the Eastern policy of Poland here.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Poland thinks that Western Ukraine, Western Belarus and South-Western Lithuania belong to them, that Poland wants to dismember Ukraine and re-establish a Polish empire, that Ukraine is a Western colony belonging to Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Russia, that Poland will try to gain full military control in Ukrainian territories under the guise of protecting the Polish population from Russia, that Poland plans to establish control over its historical lands in Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 329
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/01/2023
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Imperialism/colonialism, Anti-Russian, Andrzej Duda, Military, Military exercise
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