‘Thank you, USA’ – Outrage after former Polish defense minister claims US destroyed Nord Stream pipelines
Although some claim Russia was behind the attacks, there are several reasons Russia would have little motive to destroy its own infrastructure
Morawiecki’s government supported Ukraine from the first day of the war with Russia, and Warsaw provided not only political but also military aid. Polish authorities have also clearly stressed that the territorial integrity of Ukraine must be preserved and that defeating Russia should be a priority for all of Europe and Western countries.
“The statement made by Radosław Sikorski does not differ in any way from Russian propaganda. The former foreign affairs minister must choose his words more wisely. I expect a retraction of those shameful statements,” wrote Morawiecki on social media.
MEP Patryk Jaki also pointed out that Sikorski’s statement was in line with Russian propaganda.
“Once again, he helped Russian propaganda and because of him, Poland will be portrayed as a country that thought of partitioning Ukraine,” wrote Jaki, adding that Sikorski’s “additional income should be investigated.”
A journalist from Sieci weekly, Wojciech Biedroń, pointed out: “Normally, we would make fun of crazy Sikorski, but the problem is that Russians will use it any moment now. He knows this very well.”
Sikorski also famously thanked the United States after the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was blown up, implying that the U.S. was behind the explosion.