Polish minister wants armed NATO ‘peace mission’ in Ukraine – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union


Such an operation should be protected by “appropriate” military forces, the deputy prime minister said.

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski called on NATO to carry out a “peace mission” in Ukraine, following a meeting on Tuesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv – which was also attended by the Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovenia.

Kaczynski said it was “necessary to have a mission of peace” involving “NATO, [or] perhaps a larger international structure,” which would “to be able to defend oneself” while operating in Ukraine.

“It will be a mission that will fight for peace, to provide humanitarian aid, but at the same time it will also be protected by appropriate forces, armed forces,” he added. Kaczynski suggested.

In comments after the meeting, Zelensky refrained from endorsing the plan, but noted that stronger sanctions and “security guarantees” were discussed, also thanking foreign officials for their support.

“We absolutely trust these countries and the leaders of these countries…we are 100% confident that whatever we discuss will achieve its goals for our country, our security and our future,” he said.


Poland – a NATO member state along with the Czech Republic and Slovenia – has always sought to become more involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, but not directly. While Warsaw had hoped to transfer 28 jets to Ukraine via the United States as a middleman, the Joe Biden administration opted against the idea – citing fears such a move could trigger a Third World War.

Earlier on Tuesday, another Polish minister called for Russia’s place at the G20 international forum to be replaced by Poland.

Moscow sent troops to Ukraine on February 23, saying Russia must demilitarize and “denazify” the kyiv government after refusing to peacefully resolve the Donbass conflict and asking for nuclear weapons and NATO membership. Ukraine castigated the decision as “without provocation” attack and insisted that he had no intention of retaking the Donbass region by force. Meanwhile, weapons and other forms of military aid – along with a steady stream of volunteer foreign fighters – have been pouring into Ukraine from NATO states as fighting in the country reaches its third week. .

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