Poland: Solidarity with refugees, fear of Russian aggression
26 February 2023 | 10:50 am
The region of Volhynia was still occupied by German forces when a wave of violence was unleashed on the Polish population there. It is estimated that by August of that year, up to 120,000 Poles were killed in Volhynia by Ukrainian nationalists in a series of massacres.
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Following Germany's latest refusal to pay war reparations to Poland, Polish officials are calling on the US and the UN for support. The government also aims to have its demands "clarified" to Germans.
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The top envoys said they wanted African countries to be part of a more unified front against Russia. Many African nations have shown a reluctance to condemn Russia's invasion.
The German and French Foreign Ministers, Annalena Baerbock and Catherine Colonna, are on a joint visit to Ethiopia. Their calls for solidarity against Russia are likely to receive a mixed reception on the continent: Several countries in Africa depend heavily on Russian support.
Russian media and Telegram accounts have been sharing an edited anti-Ukraine poster, allegedly located in the middle of a Parisian metro station. Pro-Russian channels claims the poster shows French people telling Ukrainian refugees that they've overstayed their welcome. We debunk these claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Berlin would not stand in the way if Poland decides to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron did not rule out sending heavy tanks to Ukraine.
Purported images of Polish state television have circulated on Twitter showing a national map of Poland’s borders, but overpowering much of Ukraine's territory. The channel itself and the country's secretary of state have slammed this as the "Russian propaganda machine" trying to destroy Ukraine's positive relationship with Warsaw. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake, with Vedika Bahl.
Poland was prepared to send tanks to Ukraine even without Germany's blessing. Officials in Warsaw said they couldn't understand the hesitation by their counterparts in Berlin as fears grow that the war is coming closer.
Russian social media channels and media are sharing a doctored video that alleges Poland will form army units of "non-traditional orientation". We disprove these claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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