Poland’s former prime minister and leader of the opposition Civic Platform party Donald Tusk met with the coutry’s former presidents Bronisław Komorowski and Aleksander Kwaśniewski on Thursday in Warsaw to discuss the question of national security in the light of Russian threat against Ukraine.
The meeting was also attended by the Speaker of the Senate Tomasz Grodzki, former defence ministers – Bogdan Klich and Tomasz Siemoniak, former foreign minister Adam Daniel Rotfeld, as well as six generals.
Donald Tusk said at the meeting that even though the likelyhood of Russian invasion into Ukraine seemed lower than a few days ago, no scenarios could be ruled out at that stage, including mass provocations.
He argued that Poland should be playing a bigger role that it does today in cementing unity in the West and builing unity in Ukraine. He added that, with regards to the question of security and defence, a „fundamental accord between all political powers” should be built.
„These days it can be seen even more clearly than in the last decades that a border between the East and West – in a political sense – is being settled,” Civic Platform leader said.
He explained that the said border was being settled across the territory of Ukraine. „We must do whatever we can to make Poland’s presence in the West was something unambiguous, undisputable,” Tusk said.
Situation in Ukraine will largely decide whether Poland is safe and permanently rooted in the Western community of values and security,” he added.