Andrzej Duda in a Moldavian newspaper: it’s a matter of life and death

As the president recalled in the text prepared in connection with 83rd anniversary of the beginning of the Soviet Union’s aggression against Poland on September 17, 1939, this date is not widely known in the West, unlike September 1, when the invasion of the Third Reich on Poland started the Second World War.

“That is why I believe that it is necessary to constantly remind about this event that decided the fate of my homeland and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe – and for the entire next half century. that we know Russia and understand its imperial motivation better than the West, we say this precisely because we have historical experiences, symbolized by September 17 “- emphasized Duda.

According to the Polish president, “the independence of the countries of our region has always been (…) a salt in the eye of the Russian imperialists”.

The rest of the text below the video.

“So as soon as Moscow recovered from the shock of losing the Stalinist sphere of influence, it began to strive to rebuild the empire. 2008 military attack on Georgia We also remember the brutal suppression of freedom movements in Belarus and Ukraine several times. Finally, we remember Russia’s hostile policy towards independent Ukraine, armed annexation of Crimea and Donbas in 2014and above all the full-scale genocidal war against the sovereign Ukrainian state of February 24, 2022them” – calculated Duda.

“Russia always wants power over all of Central and Eastern Europe. But free Poland, free Ukraine and all other independent states in our region will never agree to it. For our nations it is a matter of life and death, preserving identity and survival. It is a matter of our future. , security and prosperity “- summed up President Duda.

The president’s text was published together with the monthly “All Things Most Important” as part of a project carried out with the Institute of National Remembrance and the Polish National Foundation.

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