Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher has chastised the European Union for its attacks on Poland and praised the nation for its response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in neighboring Ukraine.
Mosbacher, appointed the U.S.’ top diplomat in Warsaw by former U.S. President Donald Trump in 2018, accused Brussels of falling victim to “a disinformation campaign” against Poland, calling the accusations of rule of law breaches “a wave of fake news and propaganda from Russia.”
In an interview with Polish newspaper “Sieci,” the former diplomat claimed the action taken by Brussels against Poland is hard evidence that the country is not understood within the European Union, and said the ignorance shown by Brussels towards Polish warnings about Russian aggression had been a huge mistake.
We keep hearing that Poland has a problem with the rule of law, reform of the judiciary, and even — when it comes to democracy — that it goes back to ancient times. These are absurdities, and it is a pity that the Union commonly believes these lies. All elections held in Poland have been fair and free. Nobody questioned their result. Democracy works as it should in Poland, flawlessly.Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher
Georgette Mosbacher claimed Poland had on numerous occasions warned about Russia, but its concerns fell upon deaf ears in Brussels. Despite Polish politicians raising the issue, it was the Russian lobby which proved stronger.
The former ambassador advised the EU to make itself independent of Russia and stop funding Russian aggression. She wants the war waged by Putin to lead Europe to energy independence and security. “Today, we see how mistaken the EU was over Russia,” she said.
Mosbacher expressed her concern at the lack of public discussion about the desired situation after the war ends, insisting that constantly talking about Ukraine winning and regaining its territory is not enough, and that there must be a debate on what to do about Russia after the war ends if Putin is still in power.
“We cannot ignore 150 million people in the world’s largest country,” she said. “We have to find a way of making Russia a good and secure neighbor. We have to find a way of making Russia a country that wants peace. I don’t hear any conversation about that.”