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Polish MEPs say EU must not be 'naïve' about Russia

15.09.2021 22:15
The European Union must push back against Russia’s aggressive policies while laying the groundwork for cooperation with a future democratic country, Polish MEPs have said in the European Parliament. 
Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz
Włodzimierz CimoszewiczPAP/Paweł Supernak

“Russia is rebuilding its past empire, trying to reconstruct the former Soviet Union to the greatest possible extent," opposition MEP Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, a former Polish prime minister, said on Tuesday.

He added that Moscow "is keen on weakening its neighbours and hampering the integration of its former territories with the West."

"We should be aware of this in order not to be guided by naivete in our relations with Russia,” Cimoszewicz told European lawmakers.

Michał Owczarek has the details.

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