In a statement sent to Lusa, the Polish embassy maintained that “after 23 days of Russian aggression against Ukraine, it is necessary to remember that it takes place not only in the military domain, but also in the field of disinformation” and that the Kremlin has at its disposal a “wide range of disinformation machines”.
The diplomatic representation of Poland stressed in the note that it is necessary to “verify information from information sources, as well as the exclusive use of verified materials”, such as, for example, photographs and videos.
This, he adds, is to avoid the “misuse” by Moscow of news “published/issued by Portuguese information agencies, which can be used as a basis for 'fake news' or disinformation campaigns”.
In the note, the Polish embassy in Lisbon provided an overview of the humanitarian crisis at the country's borders.
“The number of refugees who crossed the Polish border in flight from Russian aggression against Ukraine today exceeded two million. Until the 14th of March, a total of 38 reception points were created in Poland, where refugees are offered meals, medical care, a place to rest, as well as information about their stay in Poland and temporary accommodation”, declared the embassy.
Around 700,000 children arrived in Poland and are “already enrolled in Polish schools”, around 10% of the total.