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    Prime Minister: The EU should support its eastern neighbours

    In the name of solidarity, the European Union should support its eastern neighbours and include the issue of their independence and security on its agenda, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in the Saturday podcast.

    Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that “Russia has chosen the path of open confrontation, the stake of which is to absorb the countries of Central and Eastern Europe into its sphere of influence.”

    “That is why the European Union should support the development of the countries of this region in solidarity and strive to strengthen their independence,” he emphasized.

    He informed that before the Thursday meeting of the European Council, he took part in the Eastern Partnership summit. He recalled that it was a European neighbourhood program addressed to Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It was also addressed to Belarus, which, however, did not join, while Russia contested the format of the Eastern Partnership from the very beginning. 

    “The Kremlin interpreted this initiative not as an action to build good relations in Europe, but as an action against Russia,” he emphasized.

    He recalled that representatives of the partnership countries said they felt “an icy wind from the east”, which should not be surprising, since Georgia was attacked in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014.

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