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Imposing additional economic difficulties on Ukraine due to Polish farmers' interest in elections is strategic suicide - diplomat Bryza

7 October, 2023 Saturday
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Matthew Bryza, former US Assistant Secretary of State and Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the US National Security Council, says that when the Polish elections are over and the Slovak political system calms down, support for Ukraine will resume

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He said this in the Studio West with Antin Borkovskyi program on Espreso TV. 

"International interest in the war has been and remains strong, but political systems do not stand still. Remember how much support for Ukraine was in Slovakia at the beginning of the war, how many Ukrainian refugees they accepted. It was the same with Poland. But then domestic politics intervened. Economic conditions in both countries became more difficult for farmers because of Ukrainian grain. Their support did not dissipate, no. In Slovakia and Poland, everyone is still aware that it is important that Ukraine wins. However, people have become more focused on their own situation and less sympathetic to Ukraine," Bryza said.

According to the diplomat, Poland and Jarosław Kaczyński are behaving terribly towards Ukraine.

"When the Polish elections are over, when the Slovak political system calms down, then support for Ukraine will resume. But it's terrible how Poland and Jarosław Kaczyński are behaving towards Ukraine. To impose additional economic difficulties on Ukraine because of the interest of Polish farmers in the elections is at least selfish, and at most it is strategic suicide," Bryza said. 

The international media are focusing on the parliamentary elections in Poland, which are increasingly pushing the ruling party towards friendship with pro-Russian Hungary, and on Russia's victories in the information war against Ukraine's counteroffensive.

  • After the victory of Robert Fico's pro-Russian Smer party in the Slovak parliamentary elections, the country's interim government announced that it would stop sending further military aid to Ukraine.

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