Fake from news site Mysl Polska: Russia struck Kyiv's military infrastructure with Kinzhals

Fake from news site Mysl Polska: Russia struck Kyiv's military infrastructure with Kinzhals

Fact Check
Pro-Kremlin media spreading story of Polish news site blocked in Poland for Russian propaganda

Pro-Kremlin media outlets are spreading a "story" of the Polish news site Mysl Polska. It says that during its massive missile attack on Ukraine on January 2, Russia allegedly destroyed two positions of NASAMS air defense systems and a large warehouse with missiles for the Patriot air defense system near Kyiv.

This is a fake story. The news site Mysl Polska is promoting pro-Russian narratives, and its website was blocked in Poland in March 2022 by local special services because of the spread of Russian propaganda. One of the authors on this website is Mateusz Piskorski, the leader of the pro-Kremlin party Zmina, banned in Poland. In 2016, he was charged with spying for Russia and China and spent almost three years behind bars.

The news site regularly publishes articles by Alexander Dugin, one of the main ideologues of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. One of these appeared only a week ago.

Mysl Polska has repeatedly been the source of Russian fake news. In particular, one false story said that 10,000 Polish soldiers allegedly died in Ukraine.

In other words, Mysl Polska is not much different from Russian propaganda platforms.

It should also be noted that there were no reports in either Ukrainian or Western media outlets about the destruction of any NASAMS air defense system and a warehouse with missiles for the Patriot air defense system. These are just fabrications of Mysl Polska and other Russian propaganda outlets.

According to official data, 99 missiles were launched into Ukraine during Russia's missile attack on January 2. Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 72 missiles, including 10 out of 10 Kh-47M2 Kinzhal ballistic missiles, 59 out of 70 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles, and 3 out of 3 Kalibr cruise missiles.

Russian media earlier spread a fake story that the Russians shot down an F-16 fighter jet with a Kinzhal missile.

Andriy Olenin, Yuriy Banakhevych

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