The Polish head of state leaves no inflammatory meme unused. Tatar genocide/human tragedy (the best bet on NATO’s justification for military intervention in Crimea), Stalin, the Iron Curtain and more.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday vowed his country would not be indifferent to Russian attempts to harm Ukraine’s territorial integrity and to human tragedy unfolding in the Crimean Peninsula.
He added the Kyiv summit was “precisely the occasion to express such solidarity with the Ukrainian and Tatar nations” and “also to communicate to the world that we are not approving the illegal occupation and annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the city of Sevastopol [where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based], by the Russian Federation.”
The Polish president reflected that it hurt “to be abandoned by one’s allies in the hour of need,” as he said Poland discovered in 1945 when its partners left the country in Josef Stalin’s grip, “behind the Iron Curtain.”