Disinfo: The foreign policy of Poland is the reflection of the US policy

Summary

The words of President Duda about Russia show that Polish policy is the reflection of the US policy, a temporary adjustment to the current position of President Trump.

Disproof

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.

Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies. See other examples of this message claiming that Polish policy towards Ukraine is shaped by the Americansthe US keeps Poland on a short anti-Russian leash, and Poland is a Trojan Horse of the United States.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 176
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: US, Poland
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, US presence in Europe, Puppets, Sovereignty, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Sputnik Polska
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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