As an interesting approach, Poland finally began to improve Public Relations with India and the world after Media outlets reported racial discrimination on Ukraine-Poland Border.
On 28th February, many media outlets including India’s prominent news channel Times of India reported various incidents of racial discrimination among South Asians at the Poland Ukrain Border.
After facing the media outburst for racial discrimination during an International War and charges of bribery and assault of Indian students, the Prime Minister of Poland’s account started tweeting a series of tweets mentioning the charges as “Fake News”.
‼️DON'T BE MISINFORMED!‼️Polans helps to everyone. Nearly 150 students were picked up by the Polish soldiers from the border and helped them reach the airport in Warsaw. #FactsMatter #PolandFirstToHelp pic.twitter.com/TOJ3EVCZhT
— Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland (@PremierRP_en) March 1, 2022
Over Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube; you can find countless tweets by people belonging to African and Asian ethnicity being harassed at the border during difficult times.
These posts are very much limited to people being harassed due to skin tone and color. Most of the students accused the Ukrainian Border Police and Army of harassment while a few reports came for Poland’s side of the border as well.
Poland’s Prime Minister and Ambassador to India clarified their stand in this matter. However, nothing is being said about the Ukrainian Guards who’re making it difficult for Asians and Africans to leave the country.
Ukraine refusing African students to escape to Poland from the war! Has Poland or EU instructed Ukraine to do so? Does color decide humanitarianism? pic.twitter.com/wfhNunTF5d
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) February 27, 2022Advertisement
Not clear why. This is already all over the news in #IndiaAdvertisement
Another video in the second tweet below.pic.twitter.com/KRVoBxrLjd
— Indo-Pacific News – Watching the CCP-China Threat (@IndoPac_Info) February 27, 2022
I am saddened and I can confirm that two people have died because of the cold trying to cross the border between last night and today.There are people stuck at the border who are freezing and they are stuck! Many of them are friends.This has to be a nightmare! This cannot be real pic.twitter.com/S2y0uRNFui
— Vukile Dlamini (@vukiledlamini19) February 28, 2022
While Tweets, Facebook Posts, and YouTube Videos hadn’t held anyone accountable so far in war crimes, this time it seems to be going in a different direction this time. Visual evidence of racial discrimination couldn’t and shouldn’t be ignored in difficult times.
Ukrainian ambassador to India Igor Polikha failed to address this humanitarian crisis. Polikha’s earlier approached Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene.
Its high time for UNGA to decide upon the definition of war crimes.
Indian Govt recently assigned decorated retired Army General and Political personality, VK Singh, to Poland in order to make sure for the rescue efforts. While many other nations are taking a tough stance against Russian aggression in Ukraine, India decided to vouch for “Political dialogue” against Russia.