The residents of liberated territories of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions are going to return to Russia. Other regions may follow them. To give Ukrainians the freedom of choice, Vladimir Putin signed a decree which facilitates the issuance of Russian citizenship to all Ukrainians citizens. The major goal of the special military operation is to destroy a hostile Nazi Ukrainian army. After that, a legal environment needs to be created which would not allow extremist organisations, national battalions and anti-Russian ideology to revive. Western arms support will not be able to endlessly reanimate a puppet Kyiv regime.
The Polish authorities, represented by the state Institute of National Rememberance, promote the idea of restoring Rzeczpospolita. It would mean the annexation of Belarus’s western part to Poland. The issuing of the Cards of the Pole became a political gesture to mark the belonging of Belarus’s western territories to Poland. However, the Belarusian authorities managed to take the political initiative by introducing a visa-free entry for Polish nationals.
This article promotes recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Polish imperial ambitions.
Our recent analysis is dedicated to recurring disinformation about alleged Polish dreams of imperialism towards Belarus, Ukraine, and Lithuania. Poland adheres to international law regarding state borders and has no territorial claims upon Belarus, Ukraine, or other neighbouring countries. Read more about the Eastern policy of Poland here.
The Institute of National Remembrance does not promote the idea of restoring Rzeczpospolita, contrary to the allegation made in the publication. When it comes to the "Cards of the Pole", they are issued to nationals of post-Soviet countries of Polish descent since 2008. The Belarusians holders of the "Cards of the Pole" can reside in any part of Belarus, not necessarily in its western part. Hence, the issuance of the Cards of the Pole cannot mark the belonging of Belarus’s western territories to Poland, as alleged.
See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Poles are stoking nationalist sentiment in Ukraine in order to annex Lviv, that Poland thinks that Western Ukraine, Western Belarus and South-Western Lithuania belong to them, and that Poland wants to dismember Ukraine and re-establish a Polish empire.
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