Poland has now officially labeled Russia and its neo-imperial policy as its main threat in the new National Security Strategy (NSS) document signed last week by Polish President Andrzej Duda, according to Professor Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski.
Żurawski vel Grajewski added that the previous document from 2014 had not been precise enough in defining Russia as the primary threat, despite its authors noting the 2008 invasion of Georgia and 2014 occupation of the Donbass region.
The professor emphasized that Poland’s relations with Ukraine are at their highest level since the establishment of relations with the country. He stated that the reasons are mainly military cooperation between the two states, cultural and academic cooperation and infrastructure investments, such as the Via Carpathia.
Żurawski vel Grajewski pointed out that one aspect stressed in the NSS is Poland’s cooperation with the United States based on two pillars.
The first is the national one — direct military relations, energy and economic cooperation and the second pillar is the Three Seas Initiative.
He explained that Poland’s strategic relations with the U.S. are key and military purchases from American producers will tighten the alliance and provide true guarantees of security.