Disinfo: Poland’s entire policy towards Russia is based entirely on US support

Summary

Polish policy towards Russia is entirely based on the support of the United States.

Disproof

The article by Sputnik falsely suggests that every decision Poland makes in its foreign policy depends on the US. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, claiming that the United States fully control the foreign policy of Poland. See other examples of this message here, here and here.

Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies - moreover, being a member of NATO and the EU, Poland is able to impact the formation of common foreign policies of these unions. See other examples of disinformation about Polish-American relations here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue162
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, US, Poland
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, US presence in Europe, Conspiracy

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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