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Polish President: Russian war against Ukraine is neo-colonial

Sunday, 5 March 2023, 16:47
Polish President: Russian war against Ukraine is neo-colonial

Polish President Andrzej Duda has stated that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is of a neo-colonial nature and Russia intends to exploit Ukraine economically.

Source: Andrzej Duda, at the 5th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Qatar, as reported by European Pravda, citing Polskie Radio

Details: Duda said the Russians wanted to conquer and exploit their neighbours, which is a continuation of historical colonialism. He said Poland had also been its victim in the past. 

"The empire abducts people, including children, and takes them away deep into Russia. The Ukrainians say that the Russians have abducted 100,000 children. If anyone does not obey its will, the empire kills them. Doesn’t this sound familiar? Hasn't this happened in the history of many countries? I am saying this openly, because in the past, Poland has been a victim of the cruel policies of neighbouring empires," added the Polish president.

Duda also said that supporting people who live in the least developed countries should remain one of the EU’s priorities. He noted that these countries have also suffered greatly as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and that includes the damage done by rising food prices.



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