Artur Dmochowsky noted that the statement of Moscow was an attempt to shuffle off the responsibility for the cooling in relations between the two countries on Warsaw. He stressed that Poland was ready for serious negotiations.
"We believe that it is important to maintain contacts at the level of deputy foreign ministers, and we still look forward to a meaningful response from the Russian side, because the diplomatic meltdown may pave the way to solve the problems in Russia's relations with the EU and NATO," the Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.
"But the Russian Foreign Ministry must be aware that Russia has not been solving any serious problems in Polish-Russian relations for many years. And it was not due to Poland's position but because the Russian side lacked readiness for a meaningful dialogue," he said.
Artur Dmochowsky stressed that "the cessation of dialogue" meant freezing of all contacts at the local level. In particular, according to him, meetings during Commissions on economic cooperation or regional events were canceled.
It should be reminded that the Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Sunday that Warsaw was taking steps to establish dialogue with Moscow, but Russia did not see those gestures. "The key to the improvement of Polish-Russian relations is in Moscow. Russia seems to have no desire to get it out, but only gives it to one of our correspondents and instructs to go home," Witold Waszczykowski said.