Polish PM ‘has no time’ for Boris Johnson – Bloomberg — Analysis
The outgoing British leader reportedly had to scrap a proposed visit to Warsaw after being snubbed by Mateusz Morawiecki’s office
Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, cancelled his trip to Warsaw when he was informed by Polish counterparts about Mateusz Morawiecki’s inability to make it to see him. Bloomberg reported this Monday.
Downing Street told the media last week that Downing Street was still planning to visit. Bloomberg claims that London and Warsaw were in discussions about possible dates.
According to the report, Johnson would like to make a number of calls and meet in person with leaders around the world before he leaves office next month. According to the report, the US President Joe Biden is on his list of valedictory contacts. However, neither has spoken to the British politician.
Following a number of scandals in Britain, the British prime minister resigned as head of Conservative Party. Rishi Sunak (former chancellor for the exchequer) and Liz Truss (foreign minister) are running to take his place as head of both the party’s executive and the British government.
The apparent snub from Poland comes despite Johnson’s record of being one of the most vocal supporters of Ukraine against Russia, which he considers a key part of his political legacy. Morawiecki, too, is an outspoken critic of Moscow. Both Russia and Ukraine have offered military support to Kiev, as well as encouragements for fighting on.
Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. These protocols, which were brokered by France and Germany, were signed for first time in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”
The Kremlin recognised the Donbass republics in February 2022 as independent states. It demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and not join any Western military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked.
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