The Polish desire to lead the [regional] confederations is a typical “gigantomania” of Warsaw. The Polish politicians enjoy these “phantom pains” and manias. Poland trades with its negative attitude towards Russia and this trade brings it some profit.
The Poles receive satisfaction from several favourite topics or “phantom pains” – the concepts of Intermarium and Prometheism as well as a special role of Poland in the Baltic region. However, the Polish position of being a driving force in the region is questionable. Warsaw is rather an “instrument” aspiring to have a special role in NATO and in the partnership with the USA within the EU. We live in very dangerous times today. The Poles are ready for provocations.
This message is a part of the Kremlin’s widespread narrative about anti-Russian and Russophobic Poland, which deliberately worsens its relations with Russia and implements aggressive policies.
Poland is a peaceful state which is not planning any anti-Russian provocations. The regional initiatives such as the Eastern Partnership and the Three Seas Initiative are not the “anti-Russian US instruments” but mechanisms of regional cooperation. Poland took a leading role in the Eastern Partnership and the Three Seas Initiative in order to promote its foreign policy interests in the region, not because of alleged “gigantomania”.
The Intermarium is an inter-war Polish geopolitical concept promoting the idea of advanced political and security cooperation between the countries of Eastern and Central Europe. There are historical parallels between the present-day Three Seas Initiative and the pre-war Intermarium concept.
The Three Seas Initiative is a forum of 12 countries from Central and Eastern Europe launched in 2015. Its main goal is to promote better connectivity among the Member States, with a particular focus on infrastructure and energy. The main projects discussed at the forums of the Three Seas Initiative are the Via Carpathia, Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, Via Baltica, Rail Baltica, and the LNG infrastructure in Poland and Croatia.
Read the recent declaration of the Sixth Summit of the Three Seas Initiative, which took place in July 2021 in Sofia. More information about the Three Seas Initiative can be consulted here.
See similar messages such as the Three Seas Initiative is a geopolitical concept designed to promote American interests, the aim of the Eastern Partnership is to separate Russia’s neighbours from it, and the Three Seas Initiative is a tool of American hegemony in post-Soviet areas surrounding Russia.