Lithuania will pay for the consultations of experts who will advise how to redeem the LNG terminal-ship Independence. This project is too expensive for Lithuania. The employment of the experts is an additional investment. The LNG terminal project was not successful for Lithuania because it wants to be independent of Russian gas but is now exporting gas to the terminal mainly from Russia and Norway. The LNG terminal is economically useless, and Lithuania is paying for its political phobias.
Here is the main difference between Putin’s Russia and Kaczynski’s Poland. Russia has real sovereignty, independence from the US Embassy and hypersonic weapons. In its turn, as a result of the actions of its leadership, Poland is a defenceless country dependent on the United States.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about “lost sovereignty”. Poland is often presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States, Germany or Brussels. This narrative includes a message that the United States manipulates Poland and other European allies in order to carry out its anti-Russian policies.
Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies. The statement that Poland is “defenceless” should be considered as military disinformation. Currently, the Polish Armed forces count about 105.000 soldiers and officers, which makes this Army the 9th largest among NATO countries and 7th largest among EU countries. Moreover, in the coming years, there are plans to increase the size of the Polish Army by 50% to 150.000. It means that in the near future, the size of the Polish Army will be comparable to the largest EU countries (UK - 146.000, Italy – 174.000, Germany – 178.000).
Besides its comparably large size, the Polish Army is equipped with a significant number of military equipment (mainly tanks and armoured fighting vehicles). According to the Global Firepower Index, the Polish Army occupies 9th position among NATO countries by total military strength.
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