DISINFO: Stationing of nuclear weapons ruins Polish attempt to annex western Belarus
Nuclear issues Imperialism/colonialism Andrzej Duda

DISINFO: Stationing of nuclear weapons ruins Polish attempt to annex western Belarus


An attempt to annex western Belarus is failing thanks to Minsk pre-emptive actions. The stationing of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus removes the chance of wide-scale invasion. Even the hottest heads in Warsaw understand well the consequences of inadequate actions. The Duda-Morawiecki regime has to correct its plans to revive Rzeczpospolita.


The article is consistent with the “aggressive Poland” disinformation narrative and provides a false pretext for the stationing of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus, in an attempt to manipulate in the context of nuclear fearmongering.

Poland has no territorial claims to Belarus. Nor it has territorial claims to Ukraine as pro-Kremlin outlets often allege. The “aggressive Poland” narrative is used to obfuscate the ongoing brutal Russian aggression against Ukraine and Russia’s occupation of Ukrainian territories. 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.

Reacting to the deployment of a nuclear weapon in Belarus announced by Russia, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, HRVP Josep Borrell wrote on Twitter: “Belarus hosting Russian nuclear weapons would mean an irresponsible escalation & threat to European security. Belarus can still stop it, it is their choice. The EU stands ready to respond with further sanctions”.

Read earlier disinformation cases alleging that nuclear weapons in Belarus are justified because of territorial claims of Poland and the Baltic states, that West’s hybrid war against Russia forced it to station nuclear weapons in Belarus, and that the EU might start a war against Belarus and Transnistria.


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