16:57 May. 11, 2016
J. Korwin-Mikke claims Ukraine has sights set on eastern Polish territories
So-called Putin's friends in Poland claim Ukraine is their true enemy. One of the pro-Russian deputies Janusz Korwin-Mikke, famous for his harsh remarks on Ukraine, insists it endangers Poland's territorial integrity, adding that Russia is the only one to deter Kyiv from armed aggression.
"Russia opposes Ukraine, thus, becomes automatically our ally. While Kyiv poses nearly 4/5 of its armed forces in the east, Poland has no need to worry, since there are no capacities left to invade Polish eastern territories," stated Korwin-Mikke in his interview with a Polish television channel.
Besides Ukraine, Korwin-Mikke also strongly opposed the idea of NATO's enlargement to the east. In his opinion, the Alliance has once conquered the German Democratic Republic, occupying later the whole of central and eastern Europe, as well as Baltic states. Current Russian foreign policy is easy to explain, adds Putin's friend in Poland, since NATO is moving closer and closer to its borders. There are no Russian military bases near the U.S.A., whereas Russia is nearly surrounded by the U.S. and NATO military bases, insists Korwin-Mikke.
His pro-Russian position is shared and supported by another Polish friend of the Kremlin Tadeusz Iwinski from the Democratic Left Alliance list. He strongly disagrees with Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski who once named Russia "an existential threat" to Poland. Iwinski denies the allegation stating Russia annually spends 70 billion U.S. dollars on defence, whereas the U.S.A. invest nearly ten times more. He also adds Russia's armed forces are estimated at around 850,000 soldiers, whereas China or India dispose of nearly 2 million military personnel.
Janusz Korwin-Mikke is famous for his provocative appearances. Along with criticizing women's vote movement and criminal charge for rape, he claims there is no written proof of Adolf Hitler's participation in the Holocaust. In December 2015 Janusz Korwin-Mikke visited Russia-occupied Crimea, holding a meeting with the self-proclaimed Crimean "prime minister" Sergei Aksyonov.
Among the other outrageous deeds of a scandalous Polish politician are calling the refugees from the Middle East "human garbage" and giving a Nazi salute while holding a speech in the European Parliament, he was later fined for the act.