Russia denounces Polish rhetoric, says it could threaten Ukraine’s territorial integrity
As Poland continues to help Ukraine amid the war with Russia and Polish politicians criticize Russia for its military aggression in the former Soviet state, the Russian Federation has criticized Poland’s stance. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called Polish lawmakers’ statements about Russia “openly hostile.” He also claimed that Poland could pose a threat to Ukraine’s territorial integrity, as Polish authorities frequently claim that part of Ukraine’s territory consists of “former Polish lands”, according to A.A. News.
Peskov went on to say that Poland’s use of extremely aggressive rhetoric in recent months is nothing new and the country hasn’t been friendly for a long time, but has turned antagonistic in recent months. He added that it is also obvious that the threats to the territorial integrity of Ukraine could come from Poland, recalling that the head of their foreign intelligence organization recently made a statement on this subject which indicated that Poland could send troops to western Ukraine.
No more borders between Poland and Ukraine: Polish President
It comes as Polish President Andrzej Duda said earlier that there would be ‘no more’ borders between Poland and Ukraine and people from both countries would be allowed to live together, happily and mutual powers. On the other hand, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Vladimir Putin is a “war criminal” who is carrying out “genocide” in Ukraine, and that the European Union must not continue to do business with Russia, according to Euro news. Poland has taken in about 3 million Ukrainians, who fled Ukraine after the war started in late February.
Meanwhile, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Russia, Ukraine and Belarus could fight Poland together in the future to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity. However, the Kremlin spokesman declined to comment on Lukashenko’s statement.
Tensions in Eastern Europe have been high since Russia launched a war against Ukraine on February 24. UN estimates suggest that at least 3,280 people have been killed and 3,451 injured in Ukraine since the conflict with Russia began on February 24. However, the actual number according to the media, the number of victims should be much higher.
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