Polish President Andrzej Duda is taking a harsher stance on aiding Ukraine ahead of the October election. A Reuters poll noted that 91% of the population supported the war when it began, but that figure has dwindled to 69% and continues to decrease. Over 25% of Poles are against accepting Ukrainian refugees as well. Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia broke away from the EU ruling to lift the ban on Ukrainian grain, leading to heightened tensions. “We no longer transfer weapons to Ukraine because we are now arming Poland,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on social media.
This began when Zelensky responded to the grain ban at the UN meeting. The ungrateful leader publicly embarrassed his allies by saying they had only pretended to care about Zelensky despite all the aid provided. “Some in Europe, some of our friends in Europe, play out solidarity in a political theater – making a thriller from the grain.” Zelensky even accused these nations of setting the stage to help Moscow.
The message offended Poland who has been supporting Ukraine from day one. Polish Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski stated “putting pressure on Poland in multilateral forums or sending complaints to international tribunals are not appropriate methods of resolving disputes between our countries.” Zelensky believes he can storm on any stage and make demands. In this instance, he overstepped his boundaries and someone finally defied his incessant demands.
President Duda now sees the truth – Ukraine is dragging down the entire world. “Ukraine is behaving like a drowning person clinging to anything available,” Duda told the press. “A drowning person is extremely dangerous, capable of pulling you down to the depths…simply drown the rescuer.” This is an excellent analogy to describe Zelensky as he is hellbent on dragging the entire Western world down with him. We need more leaders to step away from this madness instead of pandering to Zelensky’s tantrums.