Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has declared that in order for the world to be secure, Russia needs to be defeated in the conflict in Ukraine.
Duda made the statement at a press briefing on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland, where he is participating in the 2023 World Economic Forum.
Russia’s invasion, Duda also said, has failed, and the campaign in Ukraine is being scaled back.
“For it to be safe for the world, Russia must fail in this war,” he continued, adding that if it won it would “start another one soon.”
Duda referred to Poland’s donation of Leopard tanks from Germany to Kyiv as part of an international coalition.
Germany holds the export license for the Leopards, so Poland needs Berlin’s approval to hand them over to Ukraine.