Disinfo: The UK copes with the “pandemic” better than Poland


Regardless of someone’s attitude to the pandemic (or the “pandemic”), it is impossible not to notice that the UK copes with it better than Poland.


Part of a wide and orchestrated pro-Kremlin media disinformation campaign about the coronavirus pandemic added with well-known criticism of Poland.

The reference to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as “pandemic” (in quotes) is an attempt to deny the fact that the world has been facing the massive spread of the COVID-19, which has extremely negative health effects on the global population. The denial of the COVID-19 pandemic or undermining its negative consequences is a conspiracy theory, which goes against all available facts.

The claim that the UK copes with the pandemic significantly better than Poland is ambiguous and is hard to objectively evaluate in the context of the fast-changing epidemiological situation around the globe in the past few weeks. The main scope of claims like this is to undermine the ability of the EU Member States, and the EU itself, to cope with the pandemic.

Read other similar disinformation messages such as There is no Coronavirus pandemic, it’s fake; COVID-19 pandemic is artificially created and The pandemic is an operation to forward the interests of the global elites.


  • Reported in: Issue 267
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2021
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, UK
  • Keywords: coronavirus, health, Conspiracy theory
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Disinfo: The EU adopts sanctions against Belarus to manage its own internal contradictions

An upcoming new EU package of sanctions against Belarus coincides with heightened internal contradictions in the EU. It was apparent from the very beginning of the sanctions policy that the EU policies towards Belarus are skillfully used by political technologists to cement the EU countries' unity and to manage internal contradictions among them.

Earlier the EU treated migrants from the Middle East as 'right', now that they get to the EU through Belarus, they are regarded as 'wrong'. In both cases the actual source of the migration crisis is the EU, which had been actively using destabilising technologies abroad for its geopolitical and economic interests. Once the EU realises that irregular migration flows stem from its irresponsible policies, it will quickly overcome its internal crisis. The EU has stopped being the source of European values from a Christian standpoint.


This publication obfuscates the actual reasons behind EU sanctions against the Belarusian regime and promotes recurring disinformation narratives about European values and the ongoing migration situation on the eastern border of the European Union with Belarus.

The EU did not recognise the falsified results of the Belarusian Presidential election on 9 August 2020 or the new mandate claimed by Alyaksandr Lukashenka. On 19 August 2020, the European Council called the Belarus elections neither free nor fair and on 2 October 2020, the Council imposed restrictive measures against 40 individuals identified as responsible for repression and intimidation against peaceful demonstrators, opposition members, and journalists, as well as for misconduct of the electoral process.

Disinfo: The residents of Moldova aren’t satisfied with the policies of the new government

The residents of Moldova aren’t satisfied with the policies of the new government, according to a survey. The residents of Moldova were asked if they think the republic is developing in the right direction. While immediately after the July elections 52.4% of participants in the survey thought that Moldova was heading the right direction, 36.4% was certain that the country needed to change political course and 11.2% was undecided, in October 42.2% of the population supports the course taken by authorities, 40.9% believe that the country is in the wrong track, and the number of undecided rose to 16.7%.


This disinformation story seems to be part of a long-term disinformation campaign against Moldovan president Maia Sandu, whose political formation secured on the 11 July 2021 election a majority of seats in the parliament against the pro-Russian party Bloc of Communists and Socialists.

The article doesn’t provide any information about the survey that allows to check its validity, or its actual existence, such as the polling firm who carried it out. In any case, even with the results included in the story, the headline is wrong: it would be incorrect to say that “the residents of Moldova aren’t satisfied”, as this data shows wide population strips both in favour of and against the government’s policies, in very similar numbers. Not only that: the results show that a majority of Moldovan citizens support the actions of the current authorities.

Disinfo: Lithuania aggressively violates human rights

[...] Anti-democratic processes are taking place in Lithuania too. They are violating universal humanitarian values and human rights. Constitutional rights in Lithuania are violated very aggressively. The question of human rights is often only a question of LGBT rights.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation message about the violation of human rights in Lithuania.

“Freedom House” defines Lithuania as “a democracy in which political rights and civil liberties are generally respected”. Lithuanian “Global Freedom Score” is 90 points (from 100).