Poland is ready to take co-responsibility and shape the “new world order,” declared Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a Warsaw conference on support for Ukraine.
“Poland is ready to become one of the key elements of post-imperial Europe,” said Morawiecki, adding that the Ukraine war creates the opportunity for shaping a new European security architecture. In his view, it is not enough to defeat Russia; instead, “a world must be built where Russian imperialism and colonialism have no place.”
“Now, that it (Russia) has come for countries of the free world, especially Western European, we have no choice. Either we find the strength to free ourselves, or we will pay with blood for our freedom,” said Morawiecki. According to the Polish prime minister, a potential Russian victory against Ukraine would be a prelude to a full-scale aggression. However, “there are politicians in the West who do not believe in such a development of events.”
Russia wages a total war against Ukraine, says Morawiecki, attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure. “Without the support of countries such as Poland, Ukraine would be in ruins today,” he said.
“A year after the start of the war, some still do not want to believe that a mass Russian offensive in the next months is possible and that this war could be a prelude to a large-scale aggression,” stated Morawiecki.
According to him, the current conflict opens two possibilities for the West: either a Russian victory and Western defeat or a renaissance of Western civilization. He said that Poland was the first “to stand on the Ukrainian side.”
“Poland first showed that it is not just a war for Ukraine, but also a war for the future of Europe and the free world. The Kremlin expected it would be a blitz war, but thanks to Ukrainian heroism, the plan failed,” said Morawiecki.