We must prepare: Polish FM Sikorski on Putin's threats to start war with NATO
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said that it is necessary to pay attention to the threats of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and called on NATO countries to prepare for a possible threat from Russia
He said this in an interview with Radio Liberty.
Speaking about the possibility that Russian aggression could go beyond Ukraine, Sikorski stressed that NATO is the strongest military alliance in the world, and Russia "better not try, because they will lose." He also reminded that NATO has launched its large-scale exercises involving about 90,000 troops.
"And thanks to the bravery of Ukrainian soldiers, Russia has already lost about half of its tanks and a lot of other military equipment. So, no. We are the strongest military alliance on Earth. But we need to help Ukraine rebuild its territory, and we need to find ways to do it in time. Because time is of the essence," said the Polish Foreign Minister.
However, he also expressed the opinion that it is necessary to prepare for a potential Russian attack outside Ukraine.
"But when President Putin threatens other countries, as he threatened Ukraine before the invasion, I'm afraid we should believe him. And that's why we need to get ready," Sikorski said.
- On January 18, it was reported that NATO was planning to conduct large-scale exercises under the scenario of a Russian attack on the Alliance.
- On January 19, the head of NATO's military committee, Rob Bauer, expressed his belief that civilians in the West should prepare for a "comprehensive war" with Russia.