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Russia and Ukraine.  Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz in diplomatic talks about the conflict

Russia and Ukraine. Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz in diplomatic talks about the conflict

The tense situation around Russia and Ukraine and diplomatic talks about this conflict were commented on in “Fakty po Faktach” by former European Parliament Member and Prime Minister Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz. The intensity of communication at the highest level, including communication from day to day, is a sign of the great seriousness of the situation – values.

The guest of the Saturday edition of “Faktów po Faktach” was a Member of the European Parliament, a former Prime Minister and a former Foreign Minister Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz. He commented on Saturday’s conversations Vladimir Putin with Emmanuel Macron And Joe BidenAnd a warning Friday from Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security adviser. The latter said that the Russian invasion “could begin at any time, including during the Olympic Games” in Beijing.

– I don’t remember such an event in the past dozens of years, which would have caused such intense contacts at the highest level with leaders of countries like today’s Russia, the USA, France, Germany, etc. – said Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz on TVN24.

“The intensity of communications at the highest level, including communications from day to day, is an indication of the very seriousness of the situation,” he added. He referred to Joe Biden, who reported to his office about the interview with Putin just a day before the interview itself.

“Unfortunately, only Putin knows what will or will not happen in the coming days,” he noted.

Watch an interview with WLODZIMIERZ CIMOSZEWICZ on TVN24 GO

Initial mistake according to Cimoszewicz: It is the West that keeps asking what Putin will do, and Putin does not wonder what the West will do

Cimoszewicz further noted that for about fifteen years, that is, since Vladimir Putin’s speech in Munich in 2007, “the initiative or new projects all come from Putin.” On February 10, 2007, Putin, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, verbally attacked the United States for its plans to deploy elements of an anti-missile defense shield in Europe.

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The West’s mistake is its inability to reverse this situation. It is the West that constantly wonders what Putin will do and tries to imagine, not Putin wondering what the West will do. This is a completely fundamental mistake when it comes to international relations, especially those related to tension and conflicts – in his assessment.

According to Simozevich, the possible signs of sanctions by the West “if they were imposed, would be very painful for Russia.”

Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz in “Fakty po Faktach”TVN24

“The risk of some sort of division” between Western countries “of course there is”

The former prime minister found it “very likely” that Putin “hopes that some Western countries, especially Europeans such as Germany and France, will not react too decisively”.

– He could count on the fact that the new German government (headed by Olaf Schulz – ed.), which was or was moderate in dealing with Russia, would not stand in line – he commented. He also noted that “the risk of a split in the Western world, of course, exists.”

He referred to the pro-Russian position of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. – You recently Urban was in Moscow He spoke out against the sanctions. He noted that the imposition of sanctions, for example by the European Union, would require unanimity.

Orban and Putin met in Moscow. They toasted with champagne (photo from early February this year)PAP / EPA / MIKHAEL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOLSputnik Pond

Main image source: TVN24