Russia Warns Poland in Lengthy Letter Days Before Joe Biden’s Visit

Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian safety council, on Monday issued a warning to Poland in a prolonged letter, simply days earlier than U.S. President Joe Biden is because of go to the nation.

“The interests of the citizens of Poland have been sacrificed due to Russophobia of ‘mediocre politicians’ and their ‘puppeteers from across the ocean’ with clear signs of senile insanity,” the previous Russian president and prime minister wrote in a submit on his Telegram channel.

Medvedev was referring to a call made by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki final week to attenuate dependence on Russia and sever financial ties with Moscow in response to the Ukraine invasion that started on February 24.

“We will deal with the de-Russification of the Polish and European economy,” Morawiecki instructed a information convention on March 18. “We call for the suspension of activities on the Russian market.”

Morawiecki instructed reporters the transfer will assist cease meals costs rising. The United Nations meals company mentioned this month that the costs of worldwide meals and feed costs might enhance by as a lot as 20 % because of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which is now getting into its fourth week.

Decision ‘May Be Costly’

“Morawiecki solemnly announced the development of a program for ‘de-Russification of the Polish and European economy.’ Courageously specifying that ‘this may be costly,'” Medvedev wrote.

“It’s absolutely and completely right that it is expensive and thoughtless. But Poland can no longer take into account the costs. Everything that Poland could lose due to its long-term pathological Russophobia has already been lost,” he continued.

Poland, and Polish propaganda, is “the most vicious, vulgar and shrill critic of Russia. Community of political idiots,” wrote Medvedev.

“Poland forgets Soviet Army liberated it from Nazi occupation—instead, Soviet ‘occupation’ is equated with Nazism—this is a deceitful and disgusting rhetoric,” he added, saying that Poland’s choice to desert the acquisition of Russian gasoline, oil and coal and the opposition to Nord Stream 2 has “already caused serious damage to the economy of this country.”

“The same applies to many other steps, which are based not on the economy, but on politicking under the guise of ‘de-Russification’. But now it is much more important for the Polish elites to swear allegiance to their overlord – America than to help their own citizens, so they will constantly support the fire of hatred for the enemy of Russia,” he mentioned, including that Polish residents will acquire “absolutely nothing” from doing so.

Medvedev warned that the “hatred of Russia” doesn’t “contribute to well-being and tranquility.”

Relations between Warsaw and Moscow have been formed by centuries of animosity, not least by recollections of the division of Poland between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany throughout World War II after which the imposition of many years of communism after the struggle ended.

In 1939, jap Poland was attacked by the Soviet Union, quickly after Germany invaded the nation. Weeks earlier, Hitler and Stalin had secretly agreed a nonaggression deal, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, though the Soviet Union denied that the protocol existed for many years.

After the top of World War II Poland spent many years underneath a Moscow-backed communist regime.

Medvedev’s criticism of Poland got here shortly after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned Biden will go to the nation throughout his journey this week to Europe for pressing talks with NATO and European allies.

In a press release Sunday evening, Psaki mentioned Biden will make a cease in Poland after touring to Brussels.

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Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President Vladimir Putin after which Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attend the disclosing ceremony of the monument to Vladimir the Great on the National Unity Day exterior of the Kremlin, on November 4, 2016, in Moscow. Medvedev on Monday threatened Poland in a prolonged letter days earlier than U.S. President Joe Biden’s go to to the nation.
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Update 03/21/22 at 12:54 p.m. ET: This article was up to date with further background info and to vary the phrase ‘”threatens” to “warns” within the headline.

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