Disinfo: Polish-Russian relations cannot improve because of Warsaw’s position


From the Russian point of view, at the present moment, there is no hope for the establishment of mutual trustful relations between Poland and Russia because there is a lack of readiness by Warsaw for such relations.


This message is a part of the Kremlin’s disinformation narrative about Russophobic Poland, which is not interested in having good relations with Russia. The Polish authorities have repeatedly stated that Poland is willing to improve its relations with Russia – these relations will automatically improve if Russia starts observing the regulations of international law.

In a statement of 21 December 2019, the Polish authorities reiterated their openness to continue the historical dialogue with Russia, for example through  restarting the work of the bilateral Group on Difficult Issues.

The main current Russia-related concerns of Poland are a result of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Russia's armed military aggression in Ukraine. The Polish government gives its full support to solving the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the complete restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
See other examples of similar messages claiming that constant intimidation with Russia is used to make Poland economically dependent on the USAthe Polish authorities created an insane hysteria of intimidation with Russia, used for the needs of domestic politics and the national security strategy of Poland is a manifestation of traditional Russophobia of the Polish authorities.


  • Reported in: Issue 217
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, Poland
  • Keywords: Dmitry Peskov, Diplomacy with Russia, Anti-Russian, Russophobia


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