Poland blasts Germany over stance on Russia — Analysis

Berlin, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki states is a block to the imposition of sanctions against Moscow

Germany has been an obstacle to Russia’s imposition of harsh sanctions and has helped the country become more powerful for many decades, said Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Prime Minister.

The accusation comes in the wake of Kiev’s claims that Russia had committed war crimes against civilian populations in Bucha, a city northwest of Kiev. Morawiecki denounced Russian actions against Ukraine. “pure evil”And he stated that Russia is the morally correct course of action.

“How many times have you negotiated with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin?”The Polish official rhetorically asked Macron to address France. “You do not negotiate with criminals, you fight them.”

“Would you negotiate with Hitler, Stalin or Pol Pot?”

He said the EU must ramp up anti-Russian sanctions to “break Putin’s war machine,” before calling out Germany for its record of trading with Russia. Berlin has pledged to decrease its dependency on Russian commodities, especially natural gas. However, it acknowledged that this would be a long-term process and could cause severe economic damage.

According to the Polish politician, Angela Merkel was the former chancellor of Germany and allowed Russia to grow its army through the purchase of raw materials from Russia over the years. Current German leaders should pay attention to those who speak for them. “innocent women and children, the voice of the murdered people”Morawiecki said that Morawiecki was not referring to German businessmen.

“Anyone who reads the transcripts [of EU meetings] will know that Germany is the main stumbling block on the way towards very strong sanctions,” he said, when asked about Hungary’s refusal to sanction Russian energy.

“[Hungarian]The sanctions were not stopped by Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister. In fact, the main obstacles are the big countries, those who are afraid for their business,”According to the prime minister

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky previously used the claims of war crimes in Bucha to blame former leaders of Germany and France – ex-chancellor Merkel and ex-president Nocolas Sracozy – of appeasing Russia.

Kremlin responds to Bucha war crimes claims

Moscow has denied Kiev’s accusations regarding Bucha, saying the images purportedly showing Russian war crimes committed there were an attempt by the Ukrainian government to smear it. Russian troops left Bucha on March 30, according to reports. Pictures purportedly showing the deaths of civilians due to withdrawing Russian troops were taken in April 2.

Poland is the EU state that has been most critical of Russia. In the midst of Ukraine’s crisis, high-ranking Polish officials called for an enormous deployment of US troops to Europe. Warsaw has established a policy to “de-Russifying”Its economy, and its Russian culture should not be allowed to flourish in Poland due to Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov remarked on Monday that Poland’s rhetoric was “extremely belligerent”And “anti-Russian,” causing “deep concern”Moscow

Russia attacked its neighbor in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. French and German-brokered protocols were designed to normalize those areas within Ukraine’s state.

Russia demanded Ukraine be declared neutral by the United States and refuse to join NATO. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it planned to seize the two republics.



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