Poland’s prime minister has described Germany’s strategy based on Russian-German reciprocity as “bankrupt,” adding that Poland is trying to convince its western neighbour to ends its dependence on Russian energy.
Poland's prime minister said on Saturday that many in the EU had now realised gas was not only important to Moscow as a source of financing but was also a matter of the "dependence of Europe."
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that tough and firm sanctions are the only way to dismantle Vladimir Putin's war machine.
All sanctions against Russia should be on the table, including closing of both Nord Stream pipelines and stopping Russia's access to SWIFT, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said before a Saturday meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Russia, should be cut off from the SWIFT banking system, among other sanctions, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, wrote in a letter to EU leaders which was published on his Facebook account on Friday.
The presidents of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine have issued a joint declaration condemning Russia's recognition of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.
The government spokesperson has stated that the steps taken by Polish diplomacy are designed to make sanctions on Russia as far-reaching as possible.
Jarosław Kaczyński, deputy prime minister for security and head of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, said on Tuesday that strict sanctions must be put on Russia from the very start, otherwise it will not retreat from its offensive stance towards Ukraine.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has welcomed a decision by the German chancellor to halt the certification of the Nord Stream 2 Russia-Germany gas pipeline following Moscow's recognition of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.
A Polish deputy foreign minister has said Warsaw expects Germany to halt the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in support for sanctions on Russia.