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Polish Prime Minister on war in Ukraine and European energy crisis

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki joins Washington Post Live on Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Video: The Washington Post)

Poland, which shares over 300 miles of its borders with Russia, has provided massive military support to Ukraine and refuge to millions of Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s aggression. Join The Washington Post’s David Ignatius for a conversation with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki about the current course of the war, fears of a growing energy crisis this winter and his country’s relationship with the European Union.

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“I would not exclude any option because Russia is now in a place where they have never expected to be and they probably are going to escalate the situation in Ukraine. I just hope they won’t be using tactical nuclear weapons, but it’s clear to me that Putin and the Kremlin, they do not view the war in Ukraine as the only battlefield.” – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (Video: Washington Post Live)
“We are distributing all the necessary pills which are used in the case of some pollution, like we have this experience from 1986… when the Chernobyl disaster happened, and Poland back then, a communist country which suffered a lot because we were not informed by the communist government immediately after the disaster… Many Poles have this trauma still” – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (Video: Washington Post Live)
“This is why not only Poland but also many other countries in particular of eastern flank of NATO and eastern flank of European Union are very active in helping Ukraine to survive and maintain their independence and territorial integrity… I believe that NATO and NATO’s credibility is in defending all of its 30 members, and I believe that none of the members can be attacked without other countries coming with their support… One for all and all for one.– Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (Video: Washington Post Live)
“We not only encounter a huge energy crisis and the crisis with that level of inflation but also we see a financial crisis in the making… This is why I believe our German partners and many other friends in western Europe understood that the strategy of dependency on Russian not only gas, dependency on Russian natural resources and raw materials was very, very wrong.” – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (Video: Washington Post Live)

Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki