President Duda in Estonia: Russia doesn't and will not rule the world
President Andrzej Duda visited Tallinn on Friday (May 13). At a joint press conference with his Estonian counterpart Alar Karis, Duda said that both countries were lucky to have plenty of solutions at hand which "tell Russia loud and clear that it doesn't rule the world, and shall not rule the world". Simultaneously, Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak visited Vilnius, where he met with Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas.
At a joint press conference with President of Estonia Alar Karis, Poland's President Andrzej Duda said that the two countries nowadays had much better options than on the outbreak of the WWII.
"Today we can organise help. We can also discuss sanctions with our allies and colleagues. We can apply various modern solutions which are painful to Russia, and which tell Russia loud and clear that it doesn't rule the world, and shall not rule the world. Especially our world," Duda said.
He added that he and Karis had discussed energy connections. "We talked about creating alternative sources of deliveries for our countries and neighbouring states. We discussed it because we hope that NATO will expand by our neighbours from Finland and - hopefully - also from Sweden. We are waiting for Sweden's statement in taht regard," Polish president said.
He also expressed his hope that the upcoming North Atlantic Alliance summit in Madrid would bring important decisions regarding increased NATO presence in the region, but also improved improved infrastructure that would effectively deter Russia.
MOD chief in Vilnius
Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak on Friday met with his Lithuanian counterpart Arvydas Anusauskas in Vilnius.
"Be it red or white, or Putinist like today, Russia has always been the same - it has commited war crimes, it has been aggressive," Błaszczak said a joint conference after the meeting.
"The fundamental challenge for the countries of the free world is deterrence. In order for the deterrence to be effective, NATO forces presence on the eastern flank has to be higher, and this presence has to be permanent," he added.
The minister stressed that it was important also to prevent "such war crimes like those committed in Ukraine" from happening.
Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP
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