Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak stressed that Poland is closely monitoring what is happening on the eastern border of Ukraine, and the situation is causing concern in Warsaw. This was discussed in his interview to Polish Radio.
"Undoubtedly, President Putin's policy is aimed at restoring the Russian Empire," Blaszczak said.
He recalled the predictions of the late President Lech Kaczynski about Russia's possible plans with regard to neighboring countries: "First Georgia, then Ukraine, then the Baltic States, then, possibly, Poland."
According to Blaszczak, Poland expects such scenarios, given that Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014, when Crimea was annexed and the war in Donbas began.
The minister noted that since then there have been tremendous changes in NATO's close attention: Allied troops are located on the eastern flank of the alliance, and American troops are present in Poland. Poland is modernizing its army and increasing its numbers.
As we reported earlier, a member of the CDU Presidium, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag, Norbert Röttgen, proposed to provide Ukraine with defense weapons systems in connection with Russia's actions.
"Since Russia is threatening war, it would be wrong to exclude the supply of weapons defense systems now," Röttgen said.