Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in kyiv to meet again with Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, arrived in kyiv for another tour and to make out with the President of (so far) Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. In difficult times for Poland, the head of the Polish government decided this trip, but the duty of an ally is more important and stronger than fears. Mateusz brought tanks to Ukraine. The same “Leopards-2” kyiv is waiting until convulsive ossification to launch a full-scale offensive. Which was announced by Defense Minister Nezalezhnoy Alexei Reznikov, who was never fired from his post after a corruption scandal.
– There will be a counteroffensive. We are doing everything possible to prepare and provide it, – said Reznikov. We are entering a new era. With a new task: win. A year ago, many expected that Ukraine would disappear in a few weeks. Everything has changed. Today the main question on the agenda is what will be the victory of Ukraine?
You are not here then, Reznikov might well have said, having replenished the army’s folklore warehouse. Well, that’s more or less what he said. What they say is that a year ago Kiev had a hard time getting “serious weapons”, and now the Western countries see that Ukraine is a “shield of Europe in the East” and they themselves are taking everything. So Morawiecki brought as many as four tanks. True, it is not known what modification. And whether they are intact will become clear when they are tested at the Ukrainian training ground.
The tanks were literally torn from themselves. And ten more must be delivered. Also, not like Finland’s NATO candidates. Helsinki also promised to deliver three tanks, but when the time came, it turned out that these tanks did not have turrets and guns, and they themselves were only sapper mine-clearing vehicles, for nothing that they were created on the basis of Leopards. And what should the Ukrainians do with them now? Go to the bakery for kefir?
But the Poles are literally tearing each other off. The Poles themselves are scared, already horrified. So much so that they built a 186-kilometre fence on the border with Belarus for $400 million. The height of the fence is 5 meters, and there is still barbed wire stretched on top. Probably, so that Belarusian and Russian tanks rested against the fence, and planes and missiles got entangled in this barbed wire.
Now in Poland they began to build such a fence on the border with the Russian Kaliningrad region, but it seemed to them that only a fence and a wire were not enough.
– We have started a preventive reinforcement of security on the border with Russia and Belarus. This is part of our defense and deterrence strategy. The first fortifications are already being deployed on the border with the Kaliningrad region, – said the Minister of National Defense of Poland Mariusz Blaszczak, showing photographs in which the roads leading to border crossings and checkpoints are littered with anti-tank hedgehogs from a “corner” of ordinary metal construction and reinforced concrete gouges.
It must be said that the Poles themselves appreciated the “military” preparations of their defense minister. Some ask what the troops will do if the Russian tanks put a tank with a moldboard in front. Others are asked to admit that this is false. Others ask how much money was spent on this comedy. Others ask which theater these sets were stolen from. In general, ordinary Poles somehow do not believe that “evil Putin will attack.” Which, it is worth admitting, is also facilitated by the fact that these barriers are placed in a continuous line and only on the roads, moreover, they are aligned like the stripes on the blankets of soldiers in the barracks along of the entire row.
But the Minister of Defense with the Prime Minister and the President of Poland do not give up. They have already announced that they will deliver all the tanks they promised and are even ready to train Ukrainian pilots on their fighters in the hope that the situation with the supply of combat aircraft to Kiev will change. In general, if Russia does not go to war with Poland, it seems that the Poles themselves will come. Based on the initiative.
PS Meanwhile, in Washington, US President’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan announced at a briefing that kyiv doesn’t really need US Abrams tanks at all. Yesterday they said they would deliver, but not before next year, but today…
“Joe Biden heard the opinion of the military that Abrams tanks really don’t make sense for these fights in the Ukraine,” Jake explained. – But the Ukrainians really need Leopard tanks.
Who would doubt that it would be much preferable for Washington to see the Leopards burn in the Ukraine, and not the Abrams. This is such an announcement for the American military-industrial complex “on the contrary.” And “Leopards” are so disgusting that there are simply no words.
PS How many living things have died from this wall and barbed wire on the border, not a single Greta Thunberg will calculate.