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Duda wants Russia to be Poland's friend, yet it is unlikely for now

At the same time, he recalled while over the history Poland was fighting for its freedom despite territorial claims of Russia
09:29, 13 June 2019

Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland
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President of Poland Andrzej Duda would like Russia to be Poland’s friend, but in his opinion, for now, it is unlikely. He said at the meeting with the U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, as the press office of the White House reported.

“I would very much like Russia to be a friend of Poland because it is our great neighbor.  It is a country much bigger than Poland, with a bigger potential than Poland in every single respect — except for one, perhaps.  I believe that we have got more courage in us — that we are more brave, more courageous, and are able to fight until the end, irrespective of everything,” he said.

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At the same time, he recalled while over the history Poland was fighting for its freedom despite territorial claims of Russia.

“And I am happy that today we can speak boldly, also in connection with the military presence of the U.S. and NATO in Poland, that we truly are, first and foremost, in terms of politics, part of the West.  Because we have always been part of the West, in terms of culture.  We have always been part of the West, because it is from the West from which we adopted Christianity in 966, more than 1,000 years ago.  And since that time, we have been part of the West of Europe.  We have been part of the great Christian culture of Western Europe,” Duda added.

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