Fake#1 Ukraine and Poland are friends until the end of the war, Podolyak claims
Fake date 9.08.2023
Propaganda in Belarus is playing around alleged strife and tension between Kyiv and Warsaw after the comments made by a senior official in the Polish president’s office, who said Ukraine was ungrateful for the country’s help.
As proof, the statement of Mykhailo Podolyak, the adviser to the head of Zelensky’s office, was quoted on ONT, the state-run TV channel.
“Another quote. This time Mykhailo Podolyak from Zelensky's office worded it.
Warsaw will lose the 'close friend of Kyiv' status after the end of the special military operation. Ukraine considers Poland its close friend until the end of hostilities. The adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine said that after it’s over, the competition relationships will be established between the countries,” Dmitry Bochkov, the program 'Objectively' host, said on August 9.
However, this was a distortion. Here is what Mykhailo Podolyak in particular said on the air of Freedom, the TV channel:
“Nowadays we have a problem. The grain corridors of the sea route are closed. We need to expand land grain corridors, and this is a subject of discussion.
There is another concern, and this is the third issue. The discussion must be conducted quite accurately, correctly and as openly as possible. And one should be not afraid of public discussion.
I don't see any problem in the current discussion between Poland and Ukraine.
And for sure, this talk will not lead to any tears, breaks, or something like that.
Poland is the closest partner and friend we have these days. And it will remain this way until the end of the war. After it’s over, of course, we will have a competitive relationship, of course, we will compete for various markets, consumers, and so on”.
Thus, they are talking about the normalization of competitive market relations after the end of the war, not about their friendship ending.
Both countries are significant global grain exporters.