The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds to Vladimir Putin’s interview. 10 lies exposed

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds to Vladimir Putin's interview.  10 lies exposed

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs referred to the interview that Vladimir Putin gave to an American journalist. The ministry exposed 10 lies of the Russian president that were not corrected by Tucker Carlson.

Vladimir Putin’s interview with American journalist Tucker Carlson became famous even before it was broadcast. The date of publication coincided with the debate in the United States regarding further support for Ukraine, which has been defending itself against full-scale Russian aggression for almost two years.

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented on the Russian president’s interview due to its false theses. The ministry issued a statement regarding 10 lies about Vladimir Putin about Poland and Ukraine that were not corrected by Tucker Carlson. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented Vladimir Putin’s theses in combination with explanations. We publish the full announcement below.

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacts to Putin’s interview. There were 10 lies listed

  1. “Poland cooperated/collaborated with Nazi Germany.” (Before World War II, Polish diplomacy tried to maintain good neighborly relations with Germany. There was no question of Poland entering any military alliance with Hitler. In the interwar period, Poland was between two aggressive neighbors: Germany and Russia, which did not recognize the law of the nation in practice. Poland to an independent state. In Berlin in 1934, a Polish-German declaration of non-violence was signed, which was to guarantee the resolution of disputes by peaceful means. But earlier, in 1932, a similar non-aggression pact was signed with the USSR).
  2. “The Poles forced Hitler to start World War II with them. Why did Poland start the war on September 1, 1939? She was uncooperative. “Hitler had no choice but to implement his plans (to) start with Poland.” (The Second Polish Republic rejected Hitler’s demands as well as the proposal of a Polish-German alliance aimed at the USSR. It was Nazi Germany and the Soviet authorities who signed an agreement against Poland on August 23, 1939 (the so-called Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact), which enabled Germany to launch aggression against Poland on September 1, 1939. Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany cooperated harmoniously until June 1941).
  3. “Poland became a victim of the policy towards Czechoslovakia, because under the famous Ribbentrop-Molotov protocols, part of these territories fell to Russia, including Western Ukraine.” (Poland neither participated nor was a party to the Munich Agreement (September 30, 1938), which de facto severely limited the sovereignty of Czechoslovakia. Polish demands regarding Zaolzie were made after the signing of the Munich Agreement.
  4. “Thus, Russia, under the name of the Soviet Union, returned to its historic territories.” (The USSR incorporated the eastern territories of the Second Polish Republic as a result of armed aggression (September 17, 1939) when Poland was fighting the German invasion. It was a stab in the back to the Polish state. Conducted by the Soviets, the so-called People’s referendums in the Polish borderlands were carried out in an atmosphere of terror and fraud. Lviv and the areas of the then Lviv and Stanisławów Voivodeships (today’s Western Ukraine) never belonged to the Russian Empire. The Vilnius region was also not historically part of Russia).
  5. “Ukraine is de facto an artificial creation created by Lenin and Stalin.” (Modern Ukraine as a state was created thanks to the Ukrainian national movement. The Bolsheviks did not create it, but only conquered part of its territory, making it one of the Soviet republics. Ukraine was created thanks to the will of the Ukrainians themselves.)
  6. “The left bank of the Dnieper, including Kiev, is historically Russian land.” (Kiev – was the historical capital of Russia, and Moscow did not exist at that time. In 1991, Ukraine became an independent state with internationally recognized borders.
  7. “The idea of ​​Ukrainians as a separate nation appeared in Poland.” (The process of self-definition of Ukrainians as a separate ethnic group took place in parallel with analogous processes taking place in 19th-century Europe. No one artificially “invented” the Ukrainian nation).
  8. “NATO bases were created on Ukrainian territory.” (There are no NATO bases on Ukrainian territory).
  9. “There have been two coups in Ukraine aimed at artificially breaking ties with Russia.” (In the Orange Revolution, the Ukrainian people did not agree to electoral fraud. The organization of another round of voting allowed the election of President Viktor Yushchenko, who actually won the majority of votes. After the Revolution of Dignity, President Petro Poroshenko won the presidential elections democratically).
  10. “In 2014, Moscow was forced to defend Crimea because it was under threat.” (In 2014, there was no threat to Crimea. The Revolution of Dignity led to a change of power peacefully, through democratic elections. Russian “little green men” appeared in Crimea to destabilize the situation in Ukraine).

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