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Russia spreads fake news about referendum on joining Poland in Ukrainian city

7 December, 2023 Thursday
16:22

The Russians have spread fake news that Ukrainians were allegedly receiving calls from Polish numbers about a referendum on reunification

This was reported by the Center for Strategic Communications, according to Espreso. 

"A lie: Poles from the Public Opinion Research Center are calling Ukrainians to ask whether they should vote in the referendum on joining Poland, which will be held in Lviv and the region on January 5, 2024. This is what Ukrainians themselves are saying on social media," the statement says. 

The agency noted that in fact, these calls were not made by representatives of Poland, but by Russian fake newsmakers.

"There is no Polish referendum on the accession of the Lviv region, as this is confirmed by Ukrainian legislation and is a threat to the territorial integrity of the state and its security. With the help of such provocations, Russians are trying to split Ukrainian society and support the narrative that Poland plans to occupy western Ukraine," the government organization emphasized.

  • Earlier, it was reported that Russians are spreading fake news about the division of Ukraine's regions between Italy, Germany, Canada and the United States, as well as about the alleged involvement of the dead artillerymen of the 128th Brigade in the sale of weapons to Hamas.
  • In addition, the Russian media used a photo of a soldier from the Lviv region in a fake news story about an "orphaned teenager who was mobilized in Ukraine and died.”
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