The plans of the Polish authorities to establish control over the west of Ukraine pose a danger to the whole of Europe. This opinion was expressed by the director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergey Naryshkin, according to TASS.
“We are keeping a close watch on this aspect of the Ukrainian crisis. What Poland is doing is a reflection of Poland’s policy, and their ambitions with regards to that part of territory that Ukraine now occupies,” Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Naryshkin said, according to Tass.
“It is definitely dangerous. Dangerous for Ukraine, dangerous for all of Europe. The fact is that there are quite a few points on the European continent where neighbors silently claim the territory of neighboring states,” Naryshkin told reporters in Moscow after a meeting with the leadership of the State Security Committee of Belarus.
“Therefore, if Poland opens this Pandora’s box, it will not show itself to anyone. This can significantly complicate the situation on the European continent, and, of course, reduce the level of international security,” he added.
Earlier, the chief of Russian intelligence noted that “the leadership of Poland has begun to work out scenarios for the de facto dismemberment of Ukraine.” He outlined three hypothetical scenarios for this process.
At the same time, according to Naryshkin, the prospects for the political survival of the regime of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Poland are assessed as “disappointing.”
And Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said that the West is seeking to capture the western regions of Belarus and Ukraine.