Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tusk argues that after the annexation of Crimea, he created an alliance to support Ukraine. Not exactly

 After the talks with Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, Polish PM Donuld Tusk made a statement to the media in which he emphasized that for Ukraine to win the war with Russia, it needs Western support. When asked what he expected from other European leaders, since not all countries were so enthusiastic about supporting the fighting country he began his answer by talking about how he fought for the good of Ukraine in 2014.

"I remember my first experiences when I was prime minister at the beginning of the first Russian aggression against Ukraine ... I remember how difficult it was for me - to individually mobilize other leaders in Europe to actively support Ukraine"

Here is what he really said in 2014, four months after annexation of Crimea:

"If today there is a certain problem that we must permanently solve every day in relations with all - without exception - European partners, it is the problem of eliminating or reducing this false image that Poland is a Russophobic country with Russophobic authorities and whoever rules in Poland will always organize Europe in some anti-Russian quarrel."

- Based on reporting by Niezalezna.