Polish president: Former relations with Russia cannot be restored

During a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, Polish President Andrzej Duda criticized Russia’s policies and accused it of “realizing imperial ambitions”.

Talking to the press in Warsaw, Duda said that Russia is trying to change countries’ borders using military methods, and that this cannot be responded to with indifference.

This is why he did not support the idea of reinstating Russia in the Group of Eight format, even though this was proposed by US President Donald Trump.

“It’s a complicated issue, because the situation with Russia is very complicated, if we look at how Russia has been behaving in recent years,” Duda told the press.

The Polish President said that normal relations with Russia can no longer be restored out of respect for the freedom of other countries and nations.

Previously Duda said that the world has not learned its lessons from World War II. At the ceremony on the 80th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, he cited the conflict in South Ossetia and the annexation of Crimea.

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