DISINFO: The UK, Poland and Ukraine want to create a mini-NATO based on Russophobia
  • Outlet: pl.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: February 04, 2022
  • Article language(s): Polish
  • Reported in: Issue 271
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia, UK, Poland, Germany
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DISINFO: The UK, Poland and Ukraine want to create a mini-NATO based on Russophobia


It is obvious that Ukraine cannot be accepted to NATO today – not because of standards, but because of resistance of particular countries. For example, Hungary speaks about the rights of its minority in Ukraine, while Germany does not need an additional confrontation with Russia. That is why such alliances as the UK-Poland-Ukraine emerge, such a mini-NATO. What do these three countries have in common? Russophobia.


This message is a part of the Kremlin’s widespread narrative about anti-Russian, Russophobic Poland, Ukraine and the UK, which deliberately worsen their relations with Russia and implement aggressive policies.

These claims are part of an ongoing disinformation campaign about Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine. By accusing the US and UK of being the driving force behind the escalation of tensions, this disinformation story aims to deny any Russian responsibility for the situation.

The claim that Poland, Ukraine and the UK want to create their own Russophobia-based “mini-NATO” is ungrounded. In February 2022, the authorities of Poland, Ukraine and the UK spoke about the need to advance their security cooperation in a situation of increasing Russian military threat. This step is a reaction to the unprecedented deployment of the Russian troops along Ukrainian borders.

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.


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