In a rather stunning turn of events, a major NATO ally has announced that it will no longer supply Ukraine with new weapons.
That’s right: Unlike Biden, who just proclaimed his intentions to send yet another $24B to Ukraine, Poland’s government is clearly more cautious.
Especially after Zelensky effectively accused Poland of siding with Russia during a recent UN appearance, much to the rage of the Poles.
Zelensky was complaining about the fact that Poland has adopted policies to protect Polish farmers, chiefly by blocking Ukraine grain imports in the Polish market.
Somehow, Zelensky found it appropriate to declare Poland’s protection of farmers was tantamount to support of Putin.
“It is alarming to see how some in Europe play out solidarity in a political theatre – making thriller from the grain. They may seem to play their own role but in fact, they are helping set the stage to a Moscow actor,” Zelensky boomed.
Translation: Poland, in spite of long providing Ukraine with substantive support, was called out for “helping set the stage to a Moscow actor.”
Needless to say, Poland was deeply unimpressed.
As detailed by the Daily Mail, the Polish government swiftly announced that it would no longer be sending new weapons to Ukraine.
“We are no longer transferring weapons to Ukraine, because we are now arming Poland with more modern weapons. We were the first to do a lot for Ukraine and that’s why we expect them to understand our interests,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared.
Talk about blowback!
Poland’s president also made it clear that Zelensky’s not-so-veiled commentary regarding the grain deal was a tad misplaced.
“Of course we respect all of their problems, but for us, the interests of our farmers are the most important thing,” Morawiecki added pointedly.
If only Biden had similar sentiments about Americans.
Piotr Mueller, who serves as Warsaw’s government spokesman, also reaffirmed the Polish president’s position.
“[Poland] only carries out previously agreed supplies of ammunition and weapons, including those resulting from the contracts signed with Ukraine,” Mueller added crisply.
Quite a few individuals online also recognized the insanity of Zelensky’s attack on Poland.
“Poland allows transit but refused to import grains from Ukraine. They support their own farmers first. And suddenly they are called Moscow’s ally. Whoever wrote Zelensky’s UN speech should be fired,” one individual remarked in disbelief.
Indeed, they should. Though it is an excellent example of a speech that invites near-immediate blowback.
Little wonder Zelensky adopted a more demure tone in the United States regarding Poland.
“I want to thank the Polish people, Polish society for their support. That’s it,” Zelensky succinctly stated.
Author: Jane Jones