The current state of Polish-Russian relations is the worst since 1939 – the process of worsening of bilateral relations started more or less ten years ago. It is a certain paradox that during the recent decade, nothing has happened that can justify such an attitude of Poles towards Russia. There have been some unpleasant diplomatic tensions, but they are irrelevant from the point of view of history. There have been no armed conflicts between these countries, none of them made any territorial claims, etc. Nevertheless, the defence doctrine adopted by Poland assumes that Russia is its main threat. This situation is sick because it is extremely irrational.
The worsening of [Polish-Russian] relations is closely connected to the progressive subordination of Poland to the interests of the United States. Poland realises the following pro-American actions: support of pointless American political initiatives, purchases of the US arms, invitation of American soldiers to its territory and even demands to redeploy US nuclear weapons to this country. Poland purchases expensive American energy sources because it does not want to “strengthen Putin” buying Russian oil and gas. At the same time, Poland appears in conflict with the European Union, which is the most important structure for this country. The Polish authorities describe these extremely non-pragmatic decisions as the “Polish raison d’etat”. This situation is evidence that Poland has de facto become a vassal of the United States – we should replace the word “independence” with “protectorate”.