"Whilst it is understandable from its history that Poland will be naturally wary of any new "Russian propaganda" or military initiatives, it would make more sense if it invested in further media diversity in its own Polish language, ensuring that all sections of Polish society are heard in its democracy and not just rich media owners," McCarthy, former deputy chair of the Liberal Democrats party, said.
The West needs to "counteract the massive corporate propaganda machine that the global one percent has captured through their ownership of the West's media corporations," instead of inventing an enemy in Russian media, McCarthy stressed.
According to the Polish foreign minister, the new agency is due to launch in 2016.
In March, US Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Victoria Nuland told the US House Foreign Affairs Committee that the State Department has doubled funding for Russian-language broadcasting.
A poll by ICM Research, conducted exclusively for Sputnik, revealed in May that about 60 percent of European and US citizens surveyed said they would be interested in receiving information on global events from news outlets other than mainstream Western media.