Russophobia is the new mainstream – Polish PM — Analysis
What used to be called Russophobia in Poland is now considered mainstream, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a Wednesday press conference.
According to the PM, Poland set itself a goal in view of Ukraine’s situation. “some standards”When it comes to anti Russian sentiment.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, in the context of this terrible event which is the war in Ukraine, Poland sets some standards, and what was previously called Russophobia is now mainstream, it is already accepted as a reality,” Morawiecki said.
The statement came as the PM announced Poland’s decision to cut all Russian energy imports by the end of the year, describing it as “the most radical plan in Europe”Encourage other EU countries to do the same.
Poland plans to stop all Russian oil imports at the end 2022 and to place a total embargo on Russian coal by April or May.
In light of Ukraine’s ongoing war, the move was made. Poland claims that Russia is using its energy resources for blackmail purposes against European countries.
According to the PM, taxation should be imposed by EU on Russian raw materials. This is because money earned from exports of oil and natural gas are not exempted. “fueling Russia’s war machine”This should not be allowed to continue.
Moscow attacked the neighboring state 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. Minsk Protocol, which was negotiated by France and Germany, was intended to regulate the state of regions in the Ukrainian country.
Russia now demands that Ukraine declare itself neutral and vows to not join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
Since then, a number of nations have imposed harsh sanctions on Russia. The US and EU have blocked Russia from their financial systems and limited dollars and euros transactions. They also frozen around $300 billion worth of Russian foreign currency reserves.
In response, Russia is now demanding that “unfriendly” European nations pay for gas using rubles – a demand that the G7 countries and other buyers which are still heavily reliant on Russian energy have rejected. Russia has granted the countries until March 31, to switch to rubles payment, and said it would not give away any gas.
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