The spokesman of the Polish Foreign Ministry, Marcin Wojciechowski, refuted the claims made by Nie magazine about Pravy Sector activists being trained at the Polish police academy. He stated that the magazine had never interviewed the officials named in the article and wrote off the matter as a regrettable April Fool’s day caper.

Nie is a satirical and anti-clerical weekly publication, along the lines of the French Le Canard Enchainé, but with twice the circulation. It is directed by Jerzy Urban, who was the spokesman of the Communist government from 1981 to 1989.

The Ministry chose not to file a complaint against the magazine.

The fact remains that the Nie article, albeit in a humorous style, was conveying information already widely discussed within the political class. Hence, officials from the European Centre of Geopolitical Analysis have called on the Attorney General of Poland, Andrzej Seremet (photo), to carry out an investigation into training of Pravy Sector activists by the Polish authorities.

In a recent article [1], Thierry Meyssan used the information in the hands of the Polish opposition. In the absence of any other available article, he regrets having cited Nie as his source. At the same time, he underscores that this mistake does not change the essence of the problem and, as the authors of the judicial complaint, he sticks by his reasoning.

[1Ukraine: Poland trained putchists two months in advance”, by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 19 April 2014.