The post-election unrest in Belarus started to lose momentum and new fuel was required to support it. The celebration of the “Cursed Soldiers Day” and the “Kaziuki” [a local folk arts festival] at the Polish Consulate in Grodno proved to be a sufficient provocation.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the Polish “Drang nach Osten” started from the Orange Revolution in Ukraine is not something impressive, but it still has the potential to develop. The Ukrainian experience convinced Polish politicians that they have great power in Central Europe. Everyone, starting with Kwaśniewski and ending with Komorowski, Kaczyński and Tusk, felt a mission to liberate the East. Their megalomaniacal psyche, tickled by the Orange Revolution, constantly requires new stimuli – as we know, the megalomaniacs are unable to set their limits.
A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus. Poland is presented as a country with hostile and aggressive plans towards Belarus. This message misrepresents the developments around the Polish minority living in Belarus.
The claims that Poland “realises political provocations” in Belarus or it has some aggressive geopolitical plans towards Belarus and Ukraine are unfounded. The comparison of Polish foreign policy towards Belarus and Ukraine to the Nazi “Drang nach Osten” expansionist plan is a perverse manipulation.