Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said that the comparisons between Poland and Russia that appear in the statements of Ukrainian politicians are extremely offensive to Polish society and that efforts will be needed to restore trust.
The Poles seem to be particularly angry with the Ukrainians and their leaders, who have recently made strange statements regarding current events in Ukraine and the world. Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau warned Ukrainians to be careful when making statements, given that comparisons between Poland and Russia cause Poles to question Ukrainians.
"Ukraine’s statement’s - ed lead to a deep rethinking of the Polish consciousness regarding Ukraine and Ukrainians, not only collectively, but above all, individually."- the Polish minister said.
Zbigniew Rau: The current Ukrainian policy is not only harmful
Rau is disappointed with Ukrainian politics.
Since the very first day of the war, the Poles have taken the decision to help the Ukrainians and open the borders for them. There has always been a willingness on the part of Poland to help Ukrainians. The Ukrainians, on the other hand, see things from a completely different perspective.
Rau believes that this will only serve as a further threat to the long-term relationship between Poland and Ukraine, which has been great for many years. Rau stressed it is important for the Ukrainians to start working together with Poland, rather than against each other, in order to resolve the conflict.
He believes that this is the only way to ensure a brighter future for both countries. "Our government's assistance to Ukraine and Ukrainians was possible thanks to the understanding, compassion and sympathy for Ukraine of almost every Polish family.
Therefore, the current Ukrainian policy is not only harmful and painful for us, but above all offensive. It is difficult to assume that it will be forgotten soon. That's why it's harmful for Ukraine. We're losing a lot of it together," said Rau. The situation on the world stage is very tense at the moment.