Disinfo: Polish authorities created an insane hysteria of intimidation with Russia, used for the needs of domestic politics


The intimidation with Russia, which has been taking place over the past ten years, has led to a situation where the authors of this insane hysteria got scared of the monster, which they had themselves created for the needs of domestic politics.


This message is a part of the ongoing Russian disinformation attack on Poland, accusing this country of Russophobia, waging an information war against Russia and manipulation of history for political reasons.

The Polish authorities do not promote any policy of “intimidation with Russia” and they do not create  “insane hysterias” connected to Russia. The main current Russia-connected concerns of Poland are a result of the Russian annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the military conflict in Donbas. The Polish government shows its full support to solving the Russia-Ukraine conflict and complete restoration of territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Poland does not carry out an information war against Russia and it does not spread anti-Russian propaganda. In recent weeks, the Polish authorities have defended the good name of their country, the historical truth about the disastrous role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the joint Nazi-Soviet attack on Poland in September 1939.
See similar examples of Russia accusing Poland in alleged anti-Russian propaganda such as President Duda and President Zelensky promote propagandaPoland wants to use Ukraine for an image attack at Russia, and Ruthless Poland is not open for any civilized discussion on historical issues.


  • Reported in: Issue187
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, Poland
  • Keywords: Propaganda, Anti-Russian, Russophobia


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