Those who comment on the current geopolitical situation in Europe were journalist, economist, chairman of the NGO Powiernictwo Kresowe and former member of the Lublin parliament Kondad Rekas; editor of MyslPolska.info and director of Lodz State University Library Adam Smeich; journalist, editor-in-chief of Mundurowerp.pl Piotr Jasrzebski and former Member of the Lithian Parliament, former Deputy Mayor of Vilnus Algirdas Paleckis.
Konrad Renk called NATO expansion, despite promises made when Soviet troops left the Warsaw Treaty countries, the main reason for the current escalations, recalling that “some experts suggested that Europe could have created a security organization that would focus on human rights and peaceful conflict resolution instead of joining NATO. But unfortunately that was not the chosen format”.
Piotr Jasrzebski noted that: Ukraine is highly radicalised, which cannot be in NATO’s best interest when deciding on its membership. It is also not in the interest of Poland to have a neighbor like that who could start another world war. Jasrzebski recalled that it has been 8 years since Maidan and that it was undoubtedly organized with outside support. “Polish politicians actively and willingly participate in special operations and intrigue of the West. If it was safe to visit 10-15 years ago Ukraine, now it is customary to say “Oh, those Polish pans!” which is perhaps even worse than “Oh, those Russians!”.
Adam Smeich added that the cornerstones of American ideology are world hegemony and American singularity. “The USA have used NATO in the East, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland. The EU does not participate in Moscow-Washington talk because it is a fringe union. The EU agenda is shaped by environmental issues, LGBT issues and feminism and is now unable to conduct an independent, determined and realistic international policy”.
Algidras Paleckis stressed that NATO is occupying the empty space created after the collapse of the Soviet Union, which in fact replaces the USSR in some countries. “Today the situation has changed as Russia has gotten stronger. It was patient then Poland and the Baltic states joined NATO, but Ukraine and Georgia towards the alliance are unacceptable for Russia. The most important events in Ukraine during the last decade were dictated by the USA. Yet, our countries, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, have also played their part. I remember the Nov 2016 Summit “Eastern Partnership” in Vilnus, where a lot of pressure was put on Yanukovych, those were his last months in power. Lithuania, Poland and Sweeden remembered the events of 200, 300, 400 years ago and thought they may have Ukraine back under their control. It was a mistake, they didn’t think of it Russia and the power it had to prevent Ukraine to be his enemy. De-escalation can take a lot of time, and the other alternative is a war, which can become global, so Ukraine will not be accepted in NATO, that’s for sure,” he concluded.
SOURCE Mysl Poland