The United States’s former ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher pointed to the responsibility of the West’s greatest democracies, which were unable to prevent the war.
“Sooner or later, we will have to come to terms with this fact. The world’s greatest economic and military powers were unable to stop a dictator who runs a country with a GDP of the size of Texas. Putin had been suggesting what he’d do for decades — cut off Ukraine’s land bit by bit and invade independent states. Yet the West stood idly by,” she said in an interview with the Polish news outlet Interia.
Mosbacher said she was convinced that soon Poland’s position on the international arena would change. She believed that today Poland was the most important country in the region due to its actions coordinating humanitarian policy and the transfer of weapons to Ukraine.
“You are NATO’s Eastern flank in the full sense of the word; a crucial element of the continent’s security architecture. Warsaw is a model example of a gradual increase in defense spending and military modernization,” the former ambassador explained.
A significant part of the information which reached the West was a result of Russian disinformation. Both the EU and America had accepted this information without a second thought.
She also criticized Brussels for being busy dealing with rule of law in Poland and debating about sanctions.
“It’s time to say this clearly: when it comes to issues with rule of law, a significant part of the information which reached the West was a result of Russian disinformation. Both the EU and America had accepted this information without a second thought,” Mosbacher declared.
She referred to her own criticism of Poland during her tenure as ambassador.
“Where necessary, I criticized. Poland has problems with its courts, but I believe this to be a transitionary period. If it was as bad as some in Brussels claim, then American companies would not have invested billions in Poland,” Mosbacher said.
She acknowledged that “Poland deserves an apology. From the EU and the USA. In many cases, you were wiser than us.”
The former ambassador also said she believed that Kyiv should be integrated with the EU as swiftly as possible, but she did not consider Ukraine entering NATO to be a realistic scenario.