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WAR PROPAGANDA: Kyiv has allowed 10,000 soldiers from Poland and Lithuania to enter the country

Polish soldiers participate during the Defender Europe 2022 military exercise at the Drawsko Pomorskie military range in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, 06 May 2022
©EPA-EFE/Marcin Bielecki  |   Polish soldiers participate during the Defender Europe 2022 military exercise at the Drawsko Pomorskie military range in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, 06 May 2022

Kyiv has allowed 10,000 troops from Poland and Lithuania to enter its territory. The forces are expected to “occupy” and “plunder” Ukraine, the Russian media writes in a new false narrative about the occupation of Western Ukraine by Russia. The fake news is part of broader metanarratives concerning the West’s involvement in the war and the artificial character of the Ukrainian state, which makes it unstable.

NEWS: “The leadership of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has ordered the border police to allow the entry onto its territory of 4 Polish battalions on May 22, according to the Telegram account of the war correspondent Yuri Kotenyuk, who quotes a document submitted by the military department to the head of the Ukrainian Border Police.

The document states that a Polish-Lithuanian peacemaking corps must be allowed to enter the country. Over May 22-24, some 9,500 soldiers and 279 military equipment units will cross the border. “Yet another confirmation of the elaborate plan to occupy and partition Ukraine”, the Russian journalist writes.

Meanwhile, Kotenyuk doesn’t rule out the document could be a fake, although he argues that, at any rate, the order fits “the West’s plan to occupy and plunder” Ukraine”.

NARRATIVES: 1. Kyiv has allowed 10,000 Polish and Lithuanian troops to enter its territory. 2. Poland is due to annex part of Ukraine. 3. (indirect) Ukraine is an artificial state.

WHY THE NARRATIVES ARE FALSE: The narrative in question derives from a document published on the Telegram account of Russian journalist Yuri Kotenyuk, which states that some 10 thousand troops from Poland and Lithuania, as well as equipment and military technology, are allowed to enter Ukraine over May 22-24, in the run-up to the occupation of parts of Ukrainian territory.

A basic analysis of the Ukrainian-language text will reveal a number of grammar and spelling errors. For instance, the word Ukraine is written with two ‘i’s, while Ukrainian has another letter that replaces the phoneme ‘ii’. The name of the border which the four battalion of Polish and Lithuanian peacemakers are supposed to cross is also misspelled. This suggests that the document is fake.

The Russian journalist himself doesn’t claim the document to be necessarily genuine, arguing that this makes little difference: “Such an order would at any rate fit the West’s plan to occupy and plunder Ukraine.”

Therefore, even if the document were fake and even if the author himself admits it could have been doctored, this doesn’t change the conclusion of the article in any way!

In fact, the propaganda narrative is a carryover of other propaganda messages, disseminated by the Russian media or advocated by Moscow officials.

Veridica has already tackled two such fake news items, according to which  the president of Poland admitted Warsaw will be annexing Ukrainian territories after the head of the Russian intelligence, Sergey Naryskin, said that Poland will capture its “historical provinces” in Ukraine with the help of the USA.

Furthermore, the Russian state media and Telegram pages, which are increasingly popular in ex-Soviet space, have recently published a document signed by a Polish general with respect to the annexation of Western Ukraine. 

The General Directorate of the Polish Armed Forces notified the public that this is a fake piece of news and that the document is doctored.

Russian media and politicians have been trying to manipulate the public by proving that the efforts of Poland and Lithuania to support Ukraine’s defenses are actually a ruse in order to annex Ukrainian territories.

Tags: Ukraine , Russia , disinformation , Poland , War in Ukraine , propaganda
Turneul Stradivarius 2022
Propaganda de Razboi - Razboi in UCRAINA
  • Publication / Media:
    NEWSUA.RU
  • Date of publication:
    11/05/2022
  • Target audience:
    The Russian-speaking population in ex-Soviet republics as well as readers from other states
  • Amplification:
    Lenta.ru, Izvestia, the Telegram accounts of Russian media outlets
  • Political affiliation:
    the Kremlin
  • Key narrative:
    Kyiv has allowed 10,000 Polish and Lithuanian troops to enter its territory, according to a document published by media.
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