Today’s news round up in Poland

Today’s news round up in Poland Kalbar/TFN

Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites. – Russian trolls are posting fake images of the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, and other government figures as part of a disinformation campaign, state-owned broadcaster TVPInfo wrote on Friday. It said one photo of Morawiecki taken during a visit to Kyiv had been altered by Russian trolls to make it appear that he was paying tribute to Stepan Bandera, a nationalist Ukrainian wartime leader responsible for massacring Poles, when actually the prime minister was laying flowers at a memorial for famine victims. – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote that it had evidence that police beat Franek Broda, the nephew of Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, when he was detained at a pro-EU rally in 2021. Broda said he was handcuffed, thrown to the ground and then a kicked in the head by a policeman. Wyborcza said that there is video evidence that substantiates Broda's claims, but despite this prosecutors have refused to investigate. – The government's decision to close one of the key crossings on the Polish-Belarusian border will hit Polish freight carriers, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. Although the government gave no reason for its actions other than "state security" a source quoted by the paper said the closure was in retaliation for the jailing of a Polish-Belarusian activist. But for freight carriers it will mean more longer delays at other crossings and more costs. – The private news network TVN24 led on Friday morning with a report of the crash of a Polish coach in Germany. TVN said that the accident, which occurred on the A2 motorway near Magdeburg, had left 26 people injured, six of them seriously. The Polish Foreign Ministry said that most of the passengers were Polish citizens. The cause of the crash is still unknown.