Statements made by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on the UN Normal Meeting have been “very inappropriate,” Warsaw says
Kiev ought to always remember which nations helped it “most,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki mentioned on Sunday. The official blasted Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky over his speech on the UN Normal Meeting and warned Ukraine in opposition to nearer relations with Berlin.
“It was Poland that welcomed a number of million Ukrainians beneath our roofs, it was the Poles that accepted the Ukrainians, it was us,” Morawiecki mentioned on the conference of his Legislation and Justice (PiS) occasion within the metropolis of Katowice. “It’s value not forgetting about it, President Zelensky,” he added, branding the Ukrainian chief’s speech some weeks in the past on the UN meeting “very inappropriate.”
Zelensky claimed throughout his UN speech that “a few of our mates in Europe play out solidarity in a political theater, turning the difficulty of grain right into a thriller.” His remarks have been made as Kiev and Warsaw are at odds over Ukrainian grain exports.
Relations between the 2 neighbors soured after Warsaw refused to carry its ban on Ukrainian grain, citing the necessity to defend its personal farmers from the inflow of low-cost produce. Kiev, in flip, lodged a criticism with the World Commerce Group, insisting that the restrictions imposed by Poland have been unlawful.
Amid the row, Morawiecki claimed that Warsaw was “now not transferring weapons to Ukraine.” His message was then toned down by President Andrzej Duda, who mentioned Poland would nonetheless provide Kiev with arms, however solely out of date ones.
On Sunday he additionally claimed that Kiev may be dropping ties with Warsaw in favor of nearer relations with Berlin. The prime minister warned Ukraine in opposition to such a transfer, basically suggesting that Germany can be able to abandon Kiev in favor of a take care of Moscow at any time.
“I warn you, the Germans will at all times need to attain an understanding with the Russians over the heads of Central European states,” he said, including that Poland had “helped [Ukraine] probably the most at a time when the Germans wished to ship 5,000 helmets to … Kiev.” Morawiecki was referring to the primary months of the battle between Kiev and Moscow, when Berlin was extraordinarily reluctant to produce Ukraine with heavier weaponry. Since that point, Germany has despatched self-propelled howitzers, air protection techniques, and Western-made tanks to Ukrainian troops.
Berlin has to this point not commented on Morawiecki’s allegations.
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