Sunday, April 28, 2024

Donald Tusk launched a spin campaign, "Putin". An opposition journalist published 'some' documents

 Thanks to the Internet, things can't be erased so easily anymore. Even if source documents "disappear" from archives, their copies live on the Internet forever.

The head of the United Right government, Mateusz Morawiecki, the head of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Poland, Marcin Mastalerek, and many other politicians from Europe and the world took part in the CPAC conference held in Budapest, the largest event gathering conservative circles. 

Yesterday, a Law and Justice convention was held under the slogan "Free Poles in the face of EU treaty changes," during which a declaration of opposition to the centralization plans of the European Union and solutions harmful to the European economy and society, including the Green Deal, was signed.

Both of these events stirred the ruling coalition to launch a spin campaign alleging that conservatives are "playing in Putin's orchestra." The leading man of this campaign is Donald Tusk, the leader of the Civic Coalition and the head of government.

A television reporter and journalist, Michał Rachoń, current program director of TV Republika, stated that "the party of Moscow's friends launched a spin campaign called #Putin." He announced that in response he would post source documents on social media "showing how Donald Tusk built his political agreements with Putin when he was prime minister for the first time."

We downloaded pictures of those documents and translated them. Here is what we found, the most interesting is the part in bold text :


Warsaw, June 5, 2008

His Excellency Mr. Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation


Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

There is a common feeling that the changes in the highest positions in Russia, as a result of which you became the head of the Russian government, will be associated with a new wave of dynamic phenomena in Russia itself and in its relations with other countries. Therefore, I would like to express my hope that this will create an opportunity to intensify relations between Poland and Russia.

I would therefore like to share with you some reflections regarding my recent visit to Moscow. I believe that there is every reason to believe that the implementation of these arrangements, which we made three months ago during our meeting in the Kremlin, may provide a significant impulse to Polish-Russian relations. I consider the conversation with you that took place then to be successful and extremely important for the further development of relations between our countries. Let me express my belief that our conversation - open and substantive - contributed to strengthening the atmosphere of understanding and trust between Polish and Russian government decision-making centers. In your statements, I noticed both the desire to seek mutually beneficial solutions at all levels of contacts, as well as the readiness to tackle difficult topics, taking into account the sensitivity of the Polish side.


[blah, blah, ... blah]


Still treating Russia as an important partner of the European Union, also in the context of energy cooperation, Poland is interested in stable supplies of Russian oil and gas. We believe that the EU-Russian energy dialogue is conducive to developing clear rules of cooperation, so we try to actively participate in it. Poland's energy project proposals aim to ensure transparent rules for cooperation between suppliers and customers and strengthen trust between them. We believe that solutions that would create the impression that they are directed against anyone should be avoided in this sensitive area. In this case, we assume that the concept of diversification of suppliers is directly related to the concept of diversification of recipients, and the common denominator of these concepts is a developed network of oil and gas pipelines. During my visit to Moscow, I had the impression that the Russian side received our arguments in this context, including the Polish side's proposal to participate in the modernization of the section of the "Druzhba" pipeline to the refinery in Mažeikiai, which - I think - bodes well for the future.


With respect, Donald Tusk