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Russian neo-imperialism destabilises Europe: Polish PM

31.01.2022 08:00
Poland’s prime minister has said that Russian neo-imperialism is resurgent and is destabilising the situation in Europe, the state PAP news agency reported on Sunday. 
Polands Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.PAP/Radek Pietruszka

Mateusz Morawiecki made the statement via Twitter on Sunday, stressing that he would visit Ukraine on Tuesday. 

“Russian neo-imperialism is staging a comeback before our eyes threatening EU destabilization,” he wrote. 

The PM added: “Russia's military build-up and its unrealistic demands regarding NATO's future enjoin a clear and resolute reaction: an unwavering support for Ukraine.”     

“I will make a visit to Kiev,” he concluded. 

Morawiecki is set to visit Ukraine’s capital on Tuesday, to hold talks with the country’s leaders, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Polish government’s spokesman Piotr Müller announced on Saturday.     

Earlier this month, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda hosted Zelensky in the southern Polish resort town of Wisła, with the pair discussing regional security and the risk of further Russian aggression against Kiev.

'Ukraine can count on Poland's support'

Poland’s head of state declared after those talks that Ukraine "can count on Poland's support" in the event of a Russian attack.

Last week, Polish lawmakers adopted a resolution to support Ukraine amid the threat of a new Russian invasion.

The resolution, which was approved by the Polish lower house last Thursday, called on NATO and the European Union to offer more “comprehensive support” to Ukraine amid intensifying tensions with Moscow.

It condemned Russia for undermining peace in Europe and breaking international law.

Also last week, Duda told reporters that NATO was united in its support of Ukraine amid a standoff with Moscow.

He was speaking after a video call with US President Joe Biden and the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Britain and the EU.

Russia's deployment of troops near Ukraine has raised fears in the West that Moscow, which seized Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and has since backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine, may be poised for a new attack, the Reuters news agency has reported.

Russia has denied plans for an assault but says it could take unspecified military action if its security demands, including a ban on NATO expansion, are not met, according to Reuters.


Source: PAP