Thursday, March 31, 2022

Kremlin wants to intimidate Poles not to help Ukrainians, gets help from Western journalists

 "As part of the Russian propaganda against Poland, there is an attempt to intimidate Poles. The Kremlin is trying to paralyze the Poles with fear and force the stoppage of aid directed to Ukraine," said Stanisław Żaryn, the spokesperson of the Minister-Special Services Coordinator. "The Russian actions are supported by some statements by journalists who follow the same lines of narration," he added.

As an example, he indicated the assessments formulated by an expert on Russian affairs, a frequent critic of Poland and Poles, and a journalist of the "New Yorker," Masha Gessen. In her interview for the German weekly Der Spiegel, Gessen stated that "Polish airports are threatened by attacks from Russia because Kremlin propaganda indicates them as a location for transporting aid to Ukraine."

Gessen's opinion also hints at how the Russian attack on Poland can be translated to blur the Kremlin's responsibility for the attack on the NATO state.

In her commentary, Gessen also accustoms the public to the subject of Russian aggression on NATO territory. The journalist sends a subliminal message that a point Russian attack will not mean aggression against NATO with her statement.

Such statements by opinion-makers in the West benefit Russia, waging war against Ukraine and psychological war against the West.