Radoslaw Sikorski: Belarus should worry about Kremlin
9:59, — Politics
Polish minister of foreign affairs Radoslaw Sikorski thinks the Belarusians should be concerned about Russia's aggression.
He said it in an interview with The Washington Post.
“Russia has declared itself to be a revisionist power, unhappy and ready to break the political and legal consensus [established] after World War II and after the Cold War. That is why everybody is so concerned. The people who should be most worried by what they have heard from the Kremlin are the countries that have large concentrated Russian minorities. That is Kazakhstan, Belarus and, indeed, Latvia. But the first thing we should do is to take stock of where we are in terms of security in Europe and abandon postmodernist illusions that conflict is unthinkable,” Radoslaw Sikorski thinks.
The Polish foreign minister recalled that Vladimir Putin had earlier spoken about his expansionist plans.
“President Putin made a speech at the Bucharest NATO Summit in 2008, at which he spoke about Ukraine as an artificial country put together from bits of other countries. And yes, we have received a letter from the deputy speaker of the Russian Duma, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, proposing that Poland take five provinces of Ukraine. He sent similar letters to Hungary and Romania, also making territorial proposals to them,” he said.