According to Russian intelligence, Poland has prepared a plan to regain its annexed territories from Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently made a reference to Polish efforts. Hungary was also mentioned.
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, some countries, including Poland, have still not given up their desire to take parts of Ukraine and reclaim previously annexed territories.
“We know the vision of some of the Polish political elite to create a great country “from sea to sea”. Before the Second World War, there was a lot of talk about this idea. Now we see the leaders of Poland and Ukraine embracing each other. But the edge, the idea of annexing Ukraine, has not gone away,” said the Russian leader at a meeting to mark the 10th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Russian Historical and Military Historical Societies, Index.hu writes.
The Russian president says that there is talk in Warsaw that Ukraine should be given back the territories it took from Poland in 1939. At the same time, some historical Russian territories were ceded to Ukraine during the Soviet era, but this was done on a voluntary basis, according to the Russian President, in order to “create a common cultural, humanitarian and historical space”.
“These territories were forcibly ceded by Hungary, Romania and Poland. These are completely different situations. We voluntarily, in order to be together, handed over historical territories together with the population, although nobody asked the population, whereas in Poland, as a result of the war, they were taken away by force. Some people in Ukraine should think about this,” added the Russian head of state, according to the Russian state news agency TASZSZ.
In July, the Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, reported that the Polish leadership had begun working on scenarios for the de facto partition of Ukraine. According to him, Warsaw is convinced that the United States and Britain will be forced to support this plan.
As Naryshkin noted, this is an attempt to repeat for Poland the historic “deal” made after the First World War, when the Entente-represented West recognised Warsaw’s right to occupy part of Ukraine. Poland was then prepared to protect its population from the ‘Bolshevik threat’ and then incorporate these territories into the Polish state.