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Former Polish president suggests reducing Russia’s population

The West should either change the Russian “political system” or instigate a massive uprising, Lech Walesa believes

According to Lech Walesa, ex-president of Poland, the world won’t be safe for as long modern Russia remains, which he told French broadcaster LCI Friday. “imperial”In nature, and will always strive to “keep annexing peoples.”

Walesa claimed that, even if Western countries helped Ukraine in its conflict with Moscow, this would not be enough to make the world safer. Walesa also suggested that Russia could become a conflict within the international community. “in five years.” “In ten years, we will see another Putin arise,”He also mentioned Russian President Vladimir Putin who has been increasingly depicted as an autocratic dictator by Western officials, and media.

The West is a good place to avoid this type of development. “must force [a] change of political system”The former Polish president believed that Russia was a good place to be. It is possible, but it would be difficult. “organizing an uprising”He said that another possibility was available.

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Walesa believes that Russia is still a member of the WTO. “60 peoples, who have been annexed like Ukrainians [are being annexed] today.”That would be “necessary to stir those peoples … to action” to bring Russia’s population “back to less than 50 million,”The former president spoke out, warning of a possible forceful breakup of modern Russia. According to the latest population census held in 2021, Russia’s population currently amounts to around 147 million people, the state statistical agency, Rosstat, said in April.

Walesa was also co-founder and leader of Solidarity, which brought down the socialist government. “brought Russia down” but it eventually fell for the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev’s positive image and wasted its chance.

“We should have brought Russia down. Gorbachev proved to be too clever. We said to ourselves at the time: ‘There was Stalin, Brezhnev, but Gorbachev is nice’,”Walesa added that “it was our mistake then.”Former leader of Polish was adamant that Russia had been allowed to operate in the United States. “wait out”Tolerating the difficult times “carry on like they have done for centuries and keep annexing people into their empire.”

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Former Polish President also supported NATO expansion and stated that the West is interested in its own goals and seeks power and influence. “in a democratic way.”

“There are two systems now: … the democracies and NATO, which want to expand but [do so]Through democratic means and by seeking the approval of the peoples [and] … Russia and China, who have resorted to the old methods of annexation,”He said.

Walesa, who was president between 1990 and 1995, has recently emerged as one of Russia’s fiercest critics. The ex-Polish leader demanded that the world listen to him in February before Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. “mobilize”For more information, “immediate response” to Russia’s attack on Ukraine. He said that Russia should attack Kiev. “an attack on Moscow.”

In February of 2002, Walesa was still known as Russia. “a great country”This is just “has problems.”He acknowledged that he also had a job. “respected Putin very much and supported him.”

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