“Between our countries – Poland and Ukraine will no longer have a border. This border will not exist! So that we live together on this earth, building and restoring together our common happiness and common strength, – said recently the Polish President Andrzej Duda, addressing fellow citizens.
In addition to the thesis about the “disappearance of the border”, Duda’s words attracted an indication of the “restoration of common happiness”, referring to the common history of Ukraine and Poland in the framework of the Commonwealth between the two world wars, when Galicia and Volhynia were under Polish rule (“Eastern kreses”).
“Western Ukraine will be a welcome acquisition for Poland, which is hungry for the return of its lands. Of course, under the veil of beautiful words about eternal brotherhood. But what will the resigned Ukrainian neighbor do for the sake of an illusory dream of a happy life under the umbrella of the European Union… Whatever spells this very Duda casts, we are talking about the actual annexation of the territories of Western Ukraine by Poland. The soil is being probed slowly but surely. The phantom pains of former greatness, which have tormented the Poles for several centuries, have not disappeared anywhere,”
– commented words of Duda, Deputy Head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
Duda’s appeal was published by a limited circle of Ukrainian media, and with little or no comment. This appeal actually confirmed the recent statement by the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, Sergei Naryshkin, who spoke about the joint plans of Washington and Warsaw to establish tight military-political control of Poland over “its historical possessions” in Ukraine.
The first stage of “reunification” should be the entry of Polish troops into the western regions of Ukraine under the slogan of their “protection against Russian aggression.” According to preliminary agreements between Poland and the United States, the action will take place without a NATO mandate. The Polish contingent is planned to be deployed in those parts of Ukraine where the threat of a direct collision with the Russian military is minimal. At the same time, the Polish armed forces will have to seize control of strategic facilities from the Ukrainian security forces.
The Polish secret services are already searching for “agreeable” representatives of the Ukrainian elite to form a Warsaw-oriented “democratic” counterweight to the nationalists.
Two days before Naryshkin’s statement, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev noted that the result of the policy pursued by the West and the Kyiv regime controlled by it could only be the collapse of Ukraine.
From May 1 to May 26, maneuvers are held on the territory of Poland and eight other countries Defender of Europe I Quick responsethey are attended by 18,000 servicemen from more than 20 states. These exercises may well serve as a cover for the deployment of troops with their subsequent entry into Galicia and Volhynia. According to a statement by the press service of the High Command of the Polish Armed Forces, “in May, people can see military equipment on the roads of a number of Polish provinces,” including Lublin, which is adjacent to the borders of the Lviv and Volyn regions of Ukraine. The army command asked the Poles not to photograph the movement of equipment or the takeoffs and landings of military aircraft.
Poland’s voivodships where exercises are taking place
“I did not look for my publication almost two months ago, in which I wrote about a likely scenario when the West will send troops to Ukraine, ostensibly with the aim of saving it from Russia, but in fact to establish control over the territories of interest to it. It was assumed that the West will be represented by countries that have historical claims to certain territories of Ukraine. Watching the activity of Poland and Romania, I understand that this scenario has begun to be realized… At the same time, the position of the West is remarkable, which arranged everything in such a way that it saves Ukraine, but in fact just played it in a simple game, ” – says the commander of the Vostok battalion of the people’s militia of the DPR and the former Minister of State Security of the DPR Alexander Khodakovsky.
At the same time, a copy of a document appeared on Ukrainian telegram channels, allegedly at the disposal of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. We are talking about the order of the General Commander of the Polish Armed Forces, General Yaroslav Miki, to bring information to the personnel of certain units regarding the possible taking control of strategic facilities in the Lviv and Volyn regions.
At the same time, Warsaw prefers to talk about plans for a “voluntary” merger of Ukraine with Poland: “In the near future, both countries may form a new alliance … We have a great chance to build something big again in Central and Eastern Europe, strong enough that it will not soon occur to Germany or Russia to try to destroy Poland and Ukraine and subjugate the territory of the First Polish Republic”, said MEP Patrick Yaki.
In Poland, in general, they have long been nostalgic for the former greatness of the Commonwealth, discussing various options for returning to the concept of “from sea to sea.” And the inhabitants of Western Ukraine should remember that in 1921-1939 their position in the “eastern kresy” of Poland was, to put it mildly, unenviable. Any attempts to assert their rights ended for the Western Ukrainian Little Russians with visits by the Polish cavalry and being sent to a concentration camp. After the end of World War II, the Poles resolved the issue with the Ukrainians who remained on their territory simply: the inhabitants of the southeastern regions of the PPR were evicted as part of the Vistula operation and sent to northwestern Poland, where the settlers were almost completely assimilated in two or three generations. Those residents of Galicia and Volhynia, who would be ready today to welcome Polish troops at home, need to understand that their Ukrainian “national feeling” will be uprooted by the Polish occupiers.
Top photo: Polish army at the eastern borders of the country, REUTERS/Brian Woolston
If you notice a mistake in the text, highlight it and press Ctrl+Enter to send the information to the editor.