WWII commemorations in Poland: Non-invitation of Russia is NATO information campaign

Summary

NATO is behind the decision not to invite Russia to the commemorations of the beginning of the Second World War.

A classic campaign has taken place there. This was carried out according to curricula drawn up in advance by NATO. All this is an information campaign and it had an absolutely unsightly, very dangerous break in Warsaw.

The commemoration ceremony in Warsaw is a colossal fake that goes beyond the bounds of what is permitted […] The events in Warsaw were announced as events to mark the beginning of the Second World War, but have turned into a classic campaign to rewrite history and disinformation. The mass media generally had nothing to do with it.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the West's anti-Russian actions.

Poland's decision not to invite the Russian delegation to WWII commemoration ceremony has to do with Russian aggression against Ukraine. Krzysztof Szczerski, Chief adviser to the Polish president, stated in March 2019 that the anniversary ceremony will be held “in the company of countries with whom Poland now cooperates closely for peace, based on the respect for international law, for the sovereignty of nations and of their territories”. This point was reiterated by Jacek Sasin, Polish Deputy Prime Minister in July, who said: "I think it would be inappropriate to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the armed aggression against Poland with the participation of a leader who today treats his neighbours using the same methods."

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Poland attempts to destroy the world order by not inviting Russia to commemorate the start of WWII and that the real reason behind the refusal to invite Russia is the Russian ban on the imports of Polish apples and that the events in Poland are an anti-Russian gathering.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Poland, Russia
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, WWII, Russophobia, NATO
  • Outlet: Sputnik Deutsch
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