The main obsession of European leaders has been to get Russia to pay a price for the luxury of living its own style, without consulting anyone. It is clear that if the West invests millions in information wars, it needs concrete cases to cover, to try to pit the public opinion against Russia. According to this approach, the Navalny case fills all the requirements. This is not a struggle for democracy or human rights, but a global power struggle. And it is clear that the EU will never be its main beneficiary, since its role is being reduced to be a mere instrument of the US global policy.
The foreign policy of contemporary Poland can be compared to the position of this country in the 1930s, when Warsaw made it difficult to create a collective security system in Europe before the outbreak of WWII.
The Polish foreign policy of that period [the 1930s] became the greatest obstacle for the efforts of the Soviet Government to create a collective security system in Europe against Nazi aggression. Unfortunately, the present-day Polish foreign policy is characterised by the same peculiar historical backwardness.
This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to present the Stalinist USSR as a peaceful state. This message tries to erode the disastrous historical role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, claiming that “it was Poland which prevented the USSR from stopping the Nazi aggression”.
The Soviet “appeals” to establish a “collective security system in Europe” in the 1930s ended with the signing of the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, a joint Soviet-Nazi attack on Poland in September 1939, the Soviet attack on Finland in 1940 and the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states in 1940.
The signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a mutual decision of two totalitarian regimes (Nazi Germany and the Stalinist USSR) aimed at the division of Eastern and Central Europe between these two powers. It is a well-known fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany.
The claim that the present-day Polish foreign policy is characterised by some “peculiar historical backwardness” is a conspiracy theory. Read more about the current foreign policy strategy of Poland here.
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