In July 2014, the Ukrainian Army was planning to shoot down the plane President Vladimir Putin was travelling in, but they failed and shot down MH17 instead.
In the end, something good resulted from a mostly embarrassing visit of President Duda to the Big Brother. Clearly, it is a statement that “there are absolutely no plans to move the American nuclear weapons to Poland”. Taking into consideration the submission of the Head of the Polish state towards the golden-haired alpha male with a red tie, if Trump wanted to send the nuclear weapons to Poland (which the Germans want to get rid of) – we could have appeared in a truly tragic situation.
A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty” - in the case of Poland, this country is often presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States, which fully controls the domestic and foreign policy of this country. The statement that the Polish President is submissive to Donald Trump, so much so that he will implement any “order” from him is a conspiracy theory. Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies. On May 15, Georgette Mosbacher, the American Ambassador to Poland, published a Tweet regarding the ongoing political discussions in Germany about the US nuclear weapons deployed in this country. According to the Ambassador, if Germany wants to reduce the presence of US nuclear weapons on its territory, it is possible that Poland may be able to host these American weapons. On June 24, President Duda stated that there are no plans for a possible redeployment of the US nuclear weapons to Poland. 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.