Sunday 26 January 2020
Russian Politician Glosses Over History’s Complexity, Blames Poland for Nazi Death Camps on Its Soil
“Hundreds of extermination and death camps where Jews, Slavs, and prisoners of war of other nationalities were purposefully extinguished were located in Poland. This was largely facilitated by the pre-war atmosphere in Poland and the position of the leadership of this country, which fueled anti-Semitic sentiments in society, creating the ground for the subsequent genocide and the Holocaust. And for this, the current leadership of Poland must apologize to the Jews and the whole world.”MisleadingExtermination camps in Poland were built on the orders of occupying German Nazis, who bear primary responsibility for the Holocaust.The German death camps in Poland during World War II were set up under Nazi leadership amid a brutal occupation; blaming Polish anti-Semitism for the camps is at best a gross oversimplification.
We fact check six false or misleading claims by made by the Russian Foreign Ministry in its annual review of the Kremlin’s policy initiatives.False or misleadingThe Russian Foreign Ministry put a misleading gloss on the Kremlin’s 2019 policy initiatives.Each year, the Russian Foreign Ministry issues an annual review. Polygraph.info fact-checks six of the false or misleading claims made about cybersecurity, Syria, the United States, Latin America and the INF treaty.
While ‘brain dead’ @NATO annual #military budget exeeds [sic] $1 trillion, #Russia spends on defence 23 times less (only $46 bln). Neretheless, [sic] #fake Russian threat is used to justify even more waste of taxpayers’ $. Good for business strategy, dangerous for intl. peace & security”It’s no surprise that NATO’s 29 countries collectively spend more on defense than Russia alone.
“Poland, the Baltic States and, for some time now, Ukraine, without even realizing that they are acting to their own detriment, are trying to do everything they can to, as they see it, harm Russia. That is why they are impeding the expansion of Russian gas projects and acting solely for the sake of the United States, contrary to their own national interests.”FalsePoland, the Baltic states and Ukraine oppose Russian mega-pipelines to protect their energy security.Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine oppose Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream because these projects endanger their energy security. They have launched new regional initiatives, working in solidarity, not to harm Russia or satisfy the Unites States, but to enhance their national interests.