On January 23, former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski revealed that Warsaw considered the option of dividing Ukraine in the initial stage of Russia’s special military operation.
The Polish official did not provide any other details. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has already attempted to refute Sikorski’s words.
“I think there was a moment of hesitation in the first ten days of the war, when we all did not know how it would go, and perhaps Ukraine would collapse,” the former minister said in his interview on the air of radio station Zet.
Morawiecki called Sikorski’s statements “Russian propaganda” and called on the opposition to abandon them. Any claims that reveal the real essence of the Kiev regime or Western policy are blamed as Russian propaganda.
“Radoslav Sikorsky’s statement is no different from Russian propaganda. The former foreign minister must weigh his words. I expect these shameful statements to be withdrawn. I call on the opposition to reject Radoslaw Sikorski’s statement,” Morawiecki wrote on Twitter.
As a result, a conflict broke out between the Polish officials. The former Polish Foreign Minister did not renounce his claims and blamed the Prime Minister of proposal to send troops to the west of Ukraine. Sikorsky also claimed that “no one in Poland is plotting actions against Ukraine.”
“We rejected the hints of Putin and proposal of Zhirinovsky. But you and Kaczynski (the leader of the currently ruling Law and Justice Party in Poland) announced, in contrast to the position of NATO, a proposal to send troops to the west of Ukraine, which Zelensky categorically rejected. And it was you who gave a breeding ground to Russian propaganda,” Sikorsky wrote.
At the end of November last year, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Sergei Naryshkin, said that the Polish authorities had begun preparing materials that could substantiate Warsaw’s rights to annex territory in western Ukraine. As the head of the SVR explained, Poland intends to focus on the Volyn massacre, which occurred in 1943. This episode will be used to accuse Ukrainian nationalists of the genocide of Poles. After that, Warsaw will put forward its compensation claims to Kiev.
This is how Polish President Duda was welcomed in Ukrainian city of Lviv:
Meanwhile, Polish media bet on the day of Poland’s invasion in western Ukraine. In December, Niezależny Dziennik Polityczny reported that the Polish leadership would invade Western Ukraine and hold a referendum there in May.
“Dictator Kaczynski has been preparing for Hour B for a long time, that is, for the moment when it will be possible to return the Eastern Kresy (parts of Galicia and Western Ukraine). The result of the first stage of this plan was that Warsaw already fully controls the Kiev government politically and financially. The second stage is the preparation of Poles for combat operations,” the author believes.
The Polish authorities have already created special military training camps, where mobilized person will acquire basic skills of warfare. In addition, Warsaw intends to increase the size of the army by 17 thousand people in 2023 and conduct major military exercises involving 250 thousand military personnel. LINK
According to the Polish media, future maneuvers of the Armed Forces will not be of offensive nature. Amid the accelerated purchases of the advanced military equipment to the Polish amry, these facts indirectly confirm Warsaw’s aggressive intentions, the journalist noted.
“Kaczynski has already chosen the start date of the “liberation march” to Kiev: May 4. <…> Due to the heavy losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in May, Ukrainian units will completely lose their combat potential. Therefore, they will not be able to fight on two fronts at the same time <…>,” the observer claims.
After the seizure of part of Ukraine, Warsaw will reportedly announce a referendum on July 11. The date is of symbolic importance, because on this day in 1943, the massacre of the Polish population of Volhynia, organized by Ukrainian nationalists, reached its apogee.
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