Poland will be forced to enter the war if Ukraine does not defend itself
Poland’s Ambassador to France Jan Emeryk Rościszewski said in an interview that a situation could arise in which Poland would have to go to war. The message urged audiences not to make their words sensationalist.
source: Rościszewski in an interview with LCI, a French TV channel; Rzeczpospolita, a Polish media company, citing the Polish Embassy in France
Quote from Rościszewski: “It is not NATO, Poland or Slovakia that is exerting more and more pressure, but Russia, which has invaded Ukraine. Russia conquering its territories. Russia killing its people. And Russia kidnapping Ukrainian children.
Therefore, today Ukraine will either defend its independence, or we will have to enter this conflict. Because our most important values, which were the basis of our civilization and our culture, are under threat. Therefore, we will have no choice but to enter the conflict.”
details: Following the ambassador’s remark, the Polish Embassy in France issued a statement saying it had been “taken out of context” by some media outlets.
Quote from the Polish Embassy in France: “During a thirty-minute conversation with the editor, Ambassador Rościszewski argued for the need for allies to support Ukraine. He also spoke about the threat that Russia poses to Europe and European values […]
Listening carefully to the entire conversation makes it clear that there was no announcement of direct Polish involvement in the conflict, only a warning of the consequences that a defeat by Ukraine could have: the possibility of a Russian attack or the involvement of more Central European countries – Baltic States and Poland.”
More details: The embassy emphasized that in his interview with LCI, Ambassador Rościszewski made it clear that Poland is not currently at war, but is “doing everything to help Ukraine and to protect itself” in Russia’s war against Ukraine.
“Finding a sensationalist claim that contradicts Poland’s consistent efforts over the past year to help Ukraine win this conflict and thus keep it out of Europe and Poland should be seen as a sign of bad faith,” the embassy said in an explanation.
background: Jan Emeryk Rościszewski has been Poland’s ambassador to France for almost a year. Previously, he was CEO of PKO Bank Polski, Poland’s largest bank.
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