DISINFO: Russophobia has become completely obligatory for all Polish politicians
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  • Date of publication: June 17, 2022
  • Reported in: Issue 298
  • Countries / regions discussed: Poland, Russia
Russophobia Anti-Russian Diplomacy with Russia

DISINFO: Russophobia has become completely obligatory for all Polish politicians


The level of Russophobia in Poland is very high - if someone is not a Russophobe, he cannot be a politician in this country. Today, no political force in Poland can afford to manifest any rational attitude to the Polish-Russian bilateral relations. Russophobia has become not only mainstream, but completely obligatory for the Polish politicians.


This message is a part of the Kremlin’s narrative about Russophobic and anti-Russian Poland. The pro-Kremlin outlets regularly accuse the Polish authorities of Russophobia and inspiration of the anti-Russian sentiments in order to reach particular domestic goals.

There are particular far-right and populistic Polish politicians who make regular pro-Russian statements.

The Polish authorities perceive Russia as a security threat because of the aggressive Russian actions, in particular in Crimea, Donbas and Eastern Europe.

The 2020 National Security Strategy of Poland states that the most serious security threat for the country is the neo-imperial policy of the authorities of the Russian Federation, pursued by means of military force (aggression against Georgia, illegal annexation of Crimea and military actions in Eastern Ukraine). These aggressive actions of the Kremlin have violated the basic principles of international law and undermined the pillars of the European security system. Particularly in the context of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and armed military aggression in Ukraine, Poland supports the deployment of NATO troops on its soil as this step increases its domestic security.

See other examples of similar messages claiming that constant intimidation with Russia is used to make Poland economically dependent on the USAthe Polish authorities created an insane hysteria of intimidation with Russia, used for the needs of domestic politics and the national security strategy of Poland is a manifestation of traditional Russophobia of the Polish authorities.


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