East StratCom disinformation claim:

Angela Merkel has shown Poland they are part of the “Fourth Reich”. The German establishment, including major political parties, is united against Alternative für Deutschland. From 1949, every German Chancellor has to be approved by the US and has to sign the “Chancellor Act”, in which he/she promises subordination of Germany to the US.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 8. February 2017

Debunk claim:

Groundless conspiracies. Poland makes its own autonomous decisions, as proven by many cases where German and Polish positions do not coincide. The same is valid for Germany and the US.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 58. The item is located at row number 34 in the report.

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