Answering the question whether Poland will support the strengthening of the EU sanctions against Russia, Siemoniak said that it would be clear what specific decisions would be made tomorrow (at the meeting of the EU Council at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs) or at the summit (of the EU member states in February) but he thinks that the patience of Europe, the patience of the West is slowly coming to an end.
Siemoniak said that such a mood of the European leaders is evidenced by their last unprecedented sharp statement made on the initiative of Donald Tusk (President of the European Council). Siemoniak expressed belief that this corresponds to the current spirit in Europe.
Earlier, the heads of 28 European Union states issued a resolution Jan. 27 condemning the shelling of Mariupol by the terrorists committed Jan. 24 and urged the EU Council to consider new sanctions against Russia at an extraordinary meeting Jan. 29.
According to unofficial information, the decision on new sanctions may be taken at the European Council meeting at the level of Heads of State Feb. 12.