Disinfo: Poland’s cooperation with the West is limited to taking out the American “chamber pot”

Summary

The role of Poland in its cooperation with Western countries is limited to the implementation of various doubtful and low-level tasks. Poland takes out the American “chamber pot” saying that it has established close relations with the USA. The diplomatic pseudo-activity of Poland does not have any significance as it does not have any international importance.

Disproof

A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty”. In the case of Poland, this country is presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States, with the latter fully controlling its domestic and foreign policy. Poland is also often presented as an insignificant “colony” of the USA, Germany or Brussels, which use this country to pursue their own goals.

The statement that Poland is exploited by the United States or other Western states is a conspiracy theory. Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies.

Read similar cases alleging that Polish policy towards Ukraine is shaped by the Americans, that the US keeps Poland on an anti-Russian leash and Poland's Eastern policy is dictated by the USA aiming to weaken Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 185
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: US, Poland
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Sovereignty
  • Outlet: Sputnik Polska
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Polish authorities are obsessed with an idea of reconstruction of a modern Polish Empire

The future of the EU depends on whether it will be able to establish space for international cooperation and dialogue. The Polish authorities do everything to undermine this goal. They are obsessed with the revenge ideas for the defeats of the previous centuries. They are dreaming about the dominance in Eastern Europe and reconstruction of a modern Polish Empire similar to the First Rzeczpospolita, where Ukraine and Belarus would be the vassals of Warsaw. Today, this plan of Poland is one of the biggest threats for the future of the European Union.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism alleging that Poland has imperialist plans for Ukraine and Belarus.

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

Poland has turned into a mongrel, ready to bark at Russia

Every country of the world wants to take part in a big geopolitical game. Warsaw has currently become the “world’s mongrel”, ready to “bark” at Russia against any common sense and the position of its EU partners.

Disproof

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

Poland is not carrying 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.

Poland creates and promotes its historical myths in an active and aggressive way

Today, Poland actively and aggressively promotes its vision of history and the post-Yalta world order. Most probably, there is no such country in the EU, which creates and implements its historical policy and historical myths in such a way as Poland.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland in “falsification and re-writing” of its history. According to this policy, the Russian official historiography is the only “true” way of interpretation of historical events for the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

The Polish historical policy is based on objective historical facts, shared by the predominant majority of mainstream historians.