US is using Poland, Ukraine and other countries as a sanitary cordon against Russia

Summary

Poland and Ukraine are being used as a sanitary cordon against Russia, with help even from invisible Russian drones.

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The US is creating a military cordon around Russia, with American military bases in Romania, Bulgaria, the Baltic States, and now Poland.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US presence in Europe and the West's strategy of encircling Russia.

Poland, the Baltic States, Romania, and Bulgaria are NATO allies and cooperate with the US in ensuring transatlantic security. Read the statement of the Bucharest Nine ahead of the NATO summit in 2018.

US also closely cooperates with Ukraine to support the modernisation of Ukraine's military and common foreign policy objectives.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 154
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Poland, United States, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Baltic states, US
  • Keywords: Military, Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian, US presence in Europe
  • Outlet: Tolstoy @ Pervyi Kanal (48:57 - 49:05; 51:00 - 51:10)
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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.

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.