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 "Poland will not accept carving up Europe into spheres of influence. Never again Munich or Yalta," - Waszczykowski on Russia threat

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, speaking Feb. 9 before the Sejm (parliament) on Polish foreign policy tasks in 2017, reported on the threat from Russia and Moscow's aggressive policy.

Censor.NET reports referring to the Polish Foreign Ministry press service.

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According to Waszczykowski, Russia's aggressive policy is above all materialized in the situation in eastern Ukraine and the failure to deliver on the Minsk agreements. Moscow, according to the minister, seeks the "pulling out of NATO from the entire region, and drawing a dozen or so countries with their tens of millions of citizens into a grey zone condemning them instability and uncertainty."

"Poland will not accept such a vision of the political order in Europe, and will not condone the carving up of our continent into spheres of influence. Never again Munich or Yalta," the minister said.

He also spoke about the militarization of Russia's Kaliningrad region and the need to strengthen the presence of NATO troops in the territory of Poland and the Baltic countries.

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Waszczykowski noted that Warsaw opposes the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipe and is working hard on finding new sources of energy. He added Poland "recognizes the need for dialogue with our Russian neighbor and is going to take steps to develop social dialogue, people-to-people contacts, and cultural cooperation, as well as to restore bilateral economic relations."

According to the minister, Poland also expects that the wreckage of the TU-154 presidential plane, which crashed near Smolensk in 2010, will be returned to its rightful owner, which is the Polish state. If not, it will be looking at the possibility of submitting the dispute to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
   
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