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Cold War is back due to revival of Russian imperial ambitions - Poland's Duda

10 July, 2024 Wednesday
13:25

Polish President Andrzej Duda believes that the Cold War situation is back, and Russia's imperial ambitions are the reason why

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Politico reported the information.

“We have to be honest and tell ourselves that the Cold War situation is back and it’s not due to the actions of the United States, it is because of the revival of Russian imperial ambitions,” the Polish president said.

He also emphasized that there is a huge security deficit in Europe. According to him, it is now extremely important that NATO sends “a message of the unity of NATO — this has to be very clear.”

“And the second message that is important to send is that NATO is strong, and that NATO sees a threat emanating from Russia.”

Politico notes that Poland, like many other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, has long warned of the threat Russia poses to Europe, and while they did not welcome the war in Ukraine, leaders in the region are somewhat pleased that the West has finally recognized these warnings.

“The West did not react in the appropriate way,” Duda said and noted that sanctions and strong statements were not enough to deter Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

“Russia has been strengthening and building up its military presence in Kaliningrad, and today this is the most heavily militarized piece of land in the world. Russia is [also] openly speaking about deploying nuclear arms to Belarus,” movements that represent a new “threat against NATO, so NATO’s response today has to be adequate to the level of this threat,” Duda said.

  • Back in February, Polish National Defense Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz said that the situation in the world was quite tense, so the country assumed the possibility of a Russian attack.
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