The Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland noticed the impasse between Ukraine and Belarus and called for a different attitude towards Moscow.
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz (Marcin Przydacz) analyzed Moscow’s recent military demonstrations in Eastern Europe. For him, the European Union (EU) must rethink its strategy.
There are several reasons: Russia’s internal situation, the deteriorating economy and living standards, the Navalny case, and the protests against some young people who demanded changes.Putin wants to win the election [législatives] In the fall, he showed that he supported the Russians in Donbass and Crimea to spread the economic burden of the people.
Second, the development of Ukraine makes Moscow dissatisfied. For us, the pace of reform in the country seems to be slow, but for the Kremlin, it is too much, and Kiev’s attack on the perpetrators of the disinformation movement.
The third reason is the new Washington government that Putin wants to compete with. He uses a fait accompli strategy: we can discuss things, but my troops are already on the border. He wants to prevent any desire of Ukraine to move closer to the EU or NATO. The announcement by the Russian Defense Minister to end the exercise shows that international pressure is partially effective. But to give up is to admit that we have given up other requirements for downgrade.
Not to give up, but to regain momentum and find another way to resolve the conflict. Unfortunately, the Normandy format does not provide any lasting solutions. The alliance and major European countries should exert greater pressure on Russia. From the beginning, we have been saying that countries in our region must participate in finding solutions. Of course, Germany and France are the two largest countries in the European Union, but we have brought another perspective from history and geography.