A member of the Russian parliament and a top member of President Vladimir Putin’s political party, United Russia, has suggested that Russia is looking to Poland in its bid to “denazify” Ukraine.
Oleg Morozov’s comments, published on Telegram, reflected Putin’s self-described goal of working to “denazify” Ukraine.
Poland should be “first in the queue for denazification after Ukraine,” Morosow said, according to an English translation in the post.
It wasn’t immediately clear why Morosow reportedly believes Poland needs “denazification,” but the comments could further strain tensions between Russia and Europe amid the war in Ukraine. Poland is one of 30 NATO member states, which means any potential Russian attack on the country could trigger a massive war with the military alliance.
news week contacted Morozov through the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, to comment on these remarks.
Putin has not given any definitive details on whether he might target Poland in the future, but Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski said in an interview with Al Jazeera published in late March that there was “absolute certainty” that Putin would like to do so in Poland attack.
“At the same time, we’re pretty sure of that [Putin] won’t do it now because he’s too busy with what’s happening in Ukraine,” added Jablonski.
This is not the first time Morozov has aimed his rhetoric at NATO.
After Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger confirmed last month that Slovakia had donated an S-300 air defense system to Ukraine, Morozov said during an appearance on Russia’s First Channel that “we must make it clear to the collective West that it has no chance.” to win this war.”
Slovakia is a NATO country and one of several member states that have been supplying arms and supplies to Ukraine since the war began in late February.
“I am sure that in the very near future we will see special operations of both our air forces and our special forces to destroy arms shipments from NATO countries,” Morozov said.
Morozov also said during the performance that “a total war has begun”.
Russia’s physical warfare has so far not extended beyond Ukraine’s borders, although the effects of the conflict are being felt around the world. Putin has also refrained from officially declaring war on Ukraine.
Morosow accused the West of wanting to “continue the war in Ukraine for as long as possible”.
“They assume that this war will exhaust our military and economic resources,” Morosow added.
news week turned to the foreign ministries of Russia and Poland for comments.