Poland Fears Russian Aggression and Doubts NATO Help



Poland is greatly concerned about a possible attack from Russia, reports Yuriy Shcherbak, Ukraine’s former ambassador to the US, after a recent trip to the country. Shcherbak took part in an international conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the revival of the Solidarity movement in Poland and shared his experiences with Espreso.TV on March 18.

“There is a great concern there,” he said. “They are thinking primarily about themselves now. No wonder [American Vice-President Joe] Biden traveled to Poland. No wonder they are now demanding American presence in Poland. They think that Lithuania may be next.”

Shcherbak also spoke of one “terrible thing” that happened after his presentation. A vote was held on the question “Do you believe NATO will help Poland in the event of military aggression? And 80% of the participants said ‘No,’ and they are members of NATO,” he concluded.


Translated by Anna Mostovych, edited by Mariana Budjeryn

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  • Jan

    In Poland some people simply learn from history. It’s enough to mention 1939 when the UK and France, our ‘allies’, were supposed to assist Poland should it be attacked. It was, but our allies sat on fence.

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  • Tomek

    That is why Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States should unite more – nobody will help us if we can not help ourselves: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermarium

  • Dixi

    And before too long France was occupied and bombs dropping on London. The only use of committing a mistake is that of learning not to repeat it…

    And, most importantly, make sure that you yourself are not the one just sitting on fence …Therefore a good start: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/former-soviet-satellites/1036288.html

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