Disinfo: The Pole’s Card is a part of a hybrid war and the anti-Belarusian activities

Summary

The Pole’s Card, issued to the Belarusian citizens since 2008, is “an element of the anti-state subversive work”. This document is a part of a hybrid war and anti-state activities.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, mirroring the Belarus authorities, about belligerent Poland, claiming that it is plotting against Belarus and its citizens, trying to destabilise and destroy the country. Unfounded statement about the Western “hybrid war” activities against Belarus.

The Pole’s Card is not an element of a “hybrid war or the anti-state activities”, but an instrument used to support the Poles living abroad, facilitating their visits and possible migration to Poland.

Poland fully supports the independence and territorial integrity of Belarus, it does not have any territorial claims against its neighbours and it rejects any “imperial” ambitions towards other countries. Read more about the Eastern policy of Poland here.

Throughout 2021, the authorities of Belarus arrested a number of representatives of the Polish minority living in Belarus under various fake accusations (such as “rehabilitation of Nazism” and “incitement to national hatred”). The list of arrested persons includes the leader of the Belarusian Union of Poles Anzhelika Borys, a journalist Andrzej Poczobut and several teachers from local Polish schools. Some of the arrested activists may be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison. Read more about the situation around arrested representatives of the Polish minority living in Belarus here.

Poland and the EU appealed to the Belarusian authorities to stop political repressions and persecution against the Polish minority in Belarus.

See other cases accusing Poland of “expansionism”: Poland plans to colonise Belarus, calling this process “European integration” and the “EU Eastern Partnership”Polish authorities are obsessed with an idea of reconstruction of a modern Polish Empire and The Giedroyc doctrine is an edition of the Polish imperialism.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 259
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/09/2021
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Belarus
  • Keywords: Hybrid war, ethnic tension, Alexander Lukashenko, Colour revolutions
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Disinfo: The Belarusian history is limited to the history of the Russian world and the USSR

[In terms of history], the Belarusians appear in an even worse situation than the Ukrainians, who can appeal to the history of some groups such as the Zaporozhian Cossacks. The history of Belarus, in the understanding of its citizens, is the history of the local Orthodox population, the Russian world and the Soviet Union.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and imperialism – it promotes the Russian “imperialist” idea that Belarus does not have any other history besides the history of the “Russian World” and the USSR.

The claim that the Belarusians believe that their history is limited to the history of the “Russian World” and the USSR is untrue. The Belarusian historiography counts the beginning of the Belarusian statehood from the Duchy of Polotsk (X century) and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. For several hundred years, Belarus was an integral part of the I Rzeczpospolita (Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth). Only at the end of the XVIII century, the territory of Belarus came under Russian control.

Disinfo: Vaccination is a globalists agenda, a biochemical attack on humanity

Vaccination is a means of biochemical war.

This is a globalist agenda - a biochemical attack on humanity. The establishment of a world government, the dismantling of states.

The goal of the globalists is to reduce the population, a genocide program to eradicate 3 billion people, approved years ago by the US State Department and US President Carter. Globalists are spreading artificial viruses and digital expansion.

Vaccines contain substances that are extremely dangerous for human health. Compulsory vaccination is terrorism.

Disproof

This is a recurring conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic and one of the common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a Deep State or a Shadow Government of Globalists ruling the world and aiming to reduce world population through pandemics and vaccination.

Elements of this disinformation campaign were exposed by independent Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service.

Disinfo: The government of Armenia obediently implements globalists' programmes

The government of Armenia, which was brought to power by the globalists in 2018, obediently implements their programmes.

The war in Artsakh, the perversion of the people, the vaccinations, all these are globalist programmes.

Disproof

A recurring narrative promoting the message about global elites secretly ruling the world, changing powers, provoking colour revolutions, and threatening traditional values. The disinfo claim also includes a recurring narrative about vaccinations as a globalists new plot against the world.

The idea of a "deep state" or global elites has always been very popular among conspiracy theorists.