Recently, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki participated in numerous diplomatic meetings on security. On November 19, the head of the government spoke with the director of US intelligence, and Poland received a warning against Russia’s actions. Sources of Wirtualna Polska related to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister claim that during the meeting the attention was paid to the real threat of an attack on Ukraine. – The Americans said that this is probably the largest concentration of Russian troops on the border of a foreign state since the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 – the portal’s informants emphasize.
“The largest accumulation of Russian troops”
Paweł Jabłoński, the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed to Wirtualna Polska that the talks did indeed raise the issue of security on the Polish-Belarusian and Russian-Ukrainian borders, but he could not provide more information due to the “secret nature of the meeting”. The politician stressed, however, that the maneuvers of the Russian troops observed by Poland “are real and carried out on a very large scale”.
– Mateusz Morawiecki is talking to our allies, paying attention to the scale of the threat coming from Russia. It is about the effective operation of the Union and NATO. In our opinion, only a policy based on consistent and severe sanctions is effective. This is the only language Putin understands. We are not supporters of the thesis present among some politicians in Western Europe, often in Germany, that one can get along with Russia in the economic field by pursuing a milder policy. It just does not work – said the deputy minister of foreign affairs. As he added, the situation in Ukraine is worse than a few years ago, because Russia also uses gas blackmail.
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“Nobody wants this situation to get worse”
On Thursday, a meeting of the crisis staff on the situation on the border was held with the participation of President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, heads of ministries, services and the Armed Forces. A press briefing was held after the meeting. – The current situation at the border was discussed during the crisis management team. President Andrzej Duda is currently going to Brussels, and Prime Minister Morawiecki will pay a visit to Berlin today, said Paweł Szrot, the head of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Poland.
– Nobody wants this situation to worsen, I am talking about the security situation from both the Russian and Belarusian directions. Today is the time when we can send a hard signal that any further escalation will not be profitable, because the unity of the West cannot be broken – said the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marcin Przydacz. The politician added that troop movements around Ukraine are visible. – Analysts are also talking about it. This threat may materialize more and more intensively – he emphasized.
After the conference, Andrzej Duda went to Brussels to meet the NATO Secretary General. Next week he will attend the V4 presidents’ meeting.