Courage and solidarity best weapons against Russia says Polish PM

Morawiecki made the statement in the Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament, on Wednesday in reference to the explosion of a Russian-made missile that killed two Polish citizens in the Polish village of Przewodów near the border with Ukraine. Rafał Guz/PAP

Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has said that courage and solidarity are currently the most effective weapons against new threats resulting from Russia's aggression on Ukraine.

Morawiecki made the statement in the Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament, on Wednesday in reference to the explosion of a Russian-made missile that killed two Polish citizens in the Polish village of Przewodów near the border with Ukraine.

"In the face of another... great trial, we must remain calm, show wisdom, strengthen our defences, show solidarity and be united," he said.

This event caused understandable emotions in every Polish home, Morawiecki added.

"Our fellow citizens, Poles, neighbours died... We can now say that 'we are all from Przewodów'," he said.

According to Morawiecki, "Russia knows that it is losing this war, and it certainly is not winning it... therefore the only things left for the Kremlin are lies, propaganda, spreading confusion, chaos and fear."

"Hence," he continued, "we can't be afraid today, our most effective weapons are always courage and solidarity... thanks to these two values Poles have overcome many... obstacles that history has placed before us."

"I believe that when we are united, nothing and no one will defeat us," Morawiecki concluded.