The Vice President of the Polish Government, Zbigniew Ziobro, yesterday blamed former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Union (EU) for “building” the power of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an interview published in a Polish weekly, Ziobro attributed Merkel “personal responsibility” in the “creation of the monster that today kills women and children in Ukraine.” He denounced that “when Putin practiced state terrorism, they built the Nord Stream gas pipeline together”, referring to a project that was described as “disastrous” in the past by Warsaw.
As for the current German government, Ziobro said that “Chancellor (Olaf) Scholz’s position also leaves much to be desired.”
FEAR OF NATO For the Polish vice president, the EU “built” the power of the Russian president, who, in his opinion, “fears NATO, within which there are real military obligations” because “he is a bandit, and a bandit always fear the strongest.”
The Polish politician, known for his Eurosceptic stance, assured that “the lack of a decision by Brussels to unblock the economic recovery fund destined for Poland is helping Putin.” The European Commission (EC) has blocked the delivery of recovery funds to Poland –36,000 million euros in total– until this country undertakes several reforms to guarantee the independence of its judicial system.
In the interview, Ziobro stated that the Russian president “plays with the EU with impunity” and concludes that Brussels has greatly contributed to strengthening the Russian president’s “position of power” with the “shameful issue” of withholding funds , which is “a triumph for Putin”. Now, “perhaps concern about security and the refugee problem will prompt Brussels to temporarily change its policy,” Ziobro ventured.
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