Russia spreads false narrative that Poland plans to invade Ukraine
The head of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, Sergei Naryshkin, claimed that the United States and Poland were plotting to restore Polish control over parts of western Ukraine under the guise of combatting Russian aggression. According to Russian officials, Polish intelligence had attempted to co-opt members of the Ukrainian elite to go along with the landgrab. The site NewsFront, which has been tied to Russian intelligence, argued that Poland is famous for “its hysterically expansive behavior” and is now rushing to “seize a piece of the collapsing Ukraine.” Other Moscow-funded outlets pushed similar lines. The General Command of the Polish Armed Forces denied that Poland has any plans to invade Ukraine.