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If Ukraine and Poland do not make peace, we will all lose

Sep 22, 2023

Czech Defense Minister Jana Černohová warned Ukraine and Poland against increasing tensions in their relations and called on them to apologize to each other.

Chernokhova made the statement on Twitter.

Chernokhova said that Poland is her second homeland, so she knows the mentality of the Poles well.

"Proud, fighting, and courageous people who do not allow anyone to shout and order at them. This is a postulate confirmed by history. Today's statement by the President of Ukraine to Poland, I'm sorry, is very unfortunate," she said, apparently referring to Volodymyr Zelenskyy's harsh words to the UN General Assembly.

"And, to make matters worse, on Tuesday Ukraine also filed a complaint with the WTO against Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary over grain.


The first two countries are in the middle of elections, and it will be difficult to explain to their citizens that for a year and a half, they have been really intensively helping a country that is filing a WTO complaint against their country... and at the same time the president is publicly scolding them at the UN. It is very difficult to explain this to the voters," the Czech Defense Minister said.

In this regard, she noted that the parties "need to put aside their pride, sit down at the negotiating table, apologize, take a breath, and move on."

"This should happen in the near future. And I ask all parties to do so. If this does not happen, we will all lose," Chernokhova urged.

As a reminder, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Warsaw is now focused on rearming its own army and therefore is not transferring its military aid to Kyiv.

Author - Olena Madiak, 22/09/2023

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