After Bucha, Borodyanka and Mariupol there can be no business with Russia, – Duda addressed the world
Duda urged the world not to resume business with Russia/BBC
After the shameful flight of the Russian invaders from the Kiev region, the whole world saw what atrocities they committed against peaceful Ukrainians. Polish President Andrzej Duda stressed that after all this, it is impossible to do business with Russia as before.
He noted that long before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Poland warned Europe about the imperialist ambitions of the aggressor country Vladimir Putin. However, no one believed him then. Duda spoke about this during an appeal to the Verkhovna Rada on May 22, Channel 24 reports.
Duda appealed to the world not to resume business with Russia. After all, after the atrocities of the invaders in Ukraine, this simply cannot be done.
After Bucha, after Borodyanka, after Mariupol, there can be no return to the usual business with Russia. Dear ladies and gentlemen, presidents, prime ministers, deputies of parliaments of all countries of the world, there can be no return to business as usual, the President of Poland emphasized.
According to him, an honest world cannot do this and go on the agenda after the crimes, aggression and trampling by the occupiers of the basic European principles.
“Poland has long warned against the imperialist encroachments of Putin and Russia, if they want to rebuild the influence of the Soviet Union, and possibly Tsarist Russia, by dependence on Russian energy carriers. We said that this is essentially a weapon that can be used against Europe, against people of Europe,” added Duda.
He noted that Poland warned all this, but no one listened to her. Europe ignored these reservations and accused the Poles of being Russophobic. However, now the world gradually agreed with everything. At the same time, according to the president, this is a very bitter satisfaction for Poland.
“Saint memory President Lech Kaczynski spoke about the threat from Russia many times – my professor, my teacher, my president and great friend Ukraine. I saw how he fought to admit Ukraine and Georgia to NATO,” Duda said.
He added that 14 years have passed since the NATO summit in Bucharest, which could host historical solutions that would give Ukraine a plan for membership in the Alliance.
“If President Lech Kaczynski had been listened to then, there would probably have been no aggression in 2014 and there would have been no current war. There would have been no huge destruction and human suffering. History would have gone differently,” said the President of Poland.
Duda summed up that this should be a great remorse for some European leaders. That is why it is now so important not to repeat the same fatal mistakes that lead to misfortune and suffering.