After the end of the armed conflict in Ukraine , NATO may send a peacekeeping mission there, in which Polish soldiers would participate, Polish President Andrzej Duda admitted on Tuesday, July 11. He said this in an interview with Bild before participating in the NATO summit.
“It all depends on what agreements will be. If Ukraine decides to hold peace talks with Russia and a decision is made to conduct a peacekeeping operation with the participation of Western soldiers, who, for example, will monitor the observance of the ceasefire, then Poland will take part in it,” the president said.
Duda also said that Poland is in favor of the rapid entry of Ukraine into the North Atlantic Alliance after the end of the conflict.
As Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said earlier in the day, Poland is not interested in Ukraine joining NATO because Warsaw is claiming Ukrainian territories. According to Zakharova, the desire of Polish politicians is becoming more and more obvious, they are discussing it out loud.
Prior to that, on June 23, the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Russia, Sergei Naryshkin, said that Poland’s dream of taking Western Ukraine is alive . He noted that in his statements he relies on intelligence information. According to Naryshkin, Warsaw is taking a number of active steps to make this dream come true.
On June 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that in Poland they “sleep and see” how to return the territories of Western Ukraine to the country.
At the end of April, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that a “quiet partition” of Ukraine by Poland and other states is better than its entry into NATO or a world war.
The special operation to protect Donbass , the beginning of which the President of Russia announced on February 24, 2022, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.
Source : IZ