Jacek Siwira explained that he participated in the North Atlantic Council meeting in the form of security advisors and heads of security councils. One of the topics was the issue of Russian threats to attack NATO. Siwiera stressed that they take all warnings seriously. He also noted that in the case of Russia, a long-term “trend” of preparation for war with Ukraine can be observed – gold purchases, an increase in the size of the army, and a record budget for war spending.
He pointed out that analysts' assessments prompt discussion of developing weapons production capabilities and building an advantage in these areas.
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In response to a question about seeing a “possible worst-case scenario,” the head of the National Security Office said it was “avoidable.” “This depends solely on the position of Western countries, especially European allies, such as Germany and France, who must show political will to spend larger sums on developing the European defense industry.” – he said in an interview with “Rz”.
He added, “This position is an element of deterrence, and the credibility of using these means is the basis of any mechanism to reduce escalation, which is what we really need today.”
When asked about the impact on the United States of escalating conflict in Europe, he responded: “This pile will not start burning on its own. It will start burning by adding new tensions, until in the end all it takes is a spark.”
In an interview with the daily newspaper Siewiera, he also raised the issue of Korean weapons for Poland. “At the Cabinet on Tuesday, President Andrzej Duda will expect information from the government on how he sees further cooperation with South Korea.” – a statement.
Commenting on the measures that should be taken to “deter” Russia from attacking NATO, he replied that it was necessary to “build 100% credibility in using the alliance’s capabilities.”
“NATO has a nuclear response capability and the nuclear umbrella also covers the territory of Poland.” – added.
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