US always abandons its allies

Summary

Polish president said that the Poles are very brave. Brave to lick the boots of Trump, especially now that it is clear that he will be re-elected as president.

Throughout the 20th and 21st century US always abandoned its allies, they look only after their national interests. Poland, who counts on becoming America’s darling in Europe, will be in bitter tears later.

Disproof

Groundless accusation without evidence. Consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US.

The United States is the founding member of NATO and plays a crucial role in European and transatlantic security.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 154
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Poland, US
  • Keywords: NATO
  • Outlet: Tolstoy @ Pervyi Kanal (48:57 - 49:05)
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It is thanks to Russia that Poland today exists as a country

For several centuries Russia guaranteed the security of Poland, but now Poland decided that the US will guarantee its security.

It is thanks to Russia that Poland exists today as a country. Poland was a part of the Russian empire, and that was the cradle of its independence. And if it were not for 600 000 Soviet soldiers who died liberating Poland, the country would not exist today, Poles would be speaking German. And today Poland is easily giving up its sovereignty and submitting to the desires of the American masters.

Disproof

A distorted, unfounded comparison between NATO and Russia as ''guaranteeing security'' of Poland.

Poland's security nowadays is based on NATO and the European Union, which is a result of Poland's sovereign decisions.

Separatists in Donbas should be called autonomists

The so-called separatists of Donbas, in fact, are simply autonomists.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative aiming to give legitimacy to the Donbas area. A similar case claiming there is democracy in Donbas here.

In May 2014, the so-called Donetsk People's Republic proclaimed itself a sovereign state and has asked Moscow to consider its accession into Russia, the Republic’s council said. In November 2018, "elections" of the heads of "Donetsk's people's republic" and "Luhansk people's republic" took place. They were not recognized by the international community. The elections were illegal under Ukrainian law, illegitimate and in violation of the Minsk Agreements.

Eastern European countries will do anything to support their overseas master over Nord Stream 2 just for few cents.

Trump is fighting Nord Stream 2. He raised a wave of indignation in Central and Eastern European countries, which, allegedly, are very concerned about the fate of the Ukrainian transit. Europe, which is facing political collapse due to Brexit, is unable to resist the pressure of the American business-cowboy. Moreover, Eastern European countries will do anything to support their overseas master just for a few cents.

 

Disproof

Message consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US presence in Europe, lack of sovereignty of Central and Eastern European states and the disintegration of the EU.

A number of EU states are concerned about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and its implications to their energy security. Back in March 2016, leaders of 8 Central and Eastern European states sent a letter to the president of the European Commission objecting to the Nord Stream 2 project as posing risk for the energy security in the region. Such position was also shared by the European Parliament.