Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on EU countries to tighten sanctions against Russia, which he called a “totalitarian-fascist state.” Speaking in Warsaw, Moravetsky said that the Russian military had staged a “genocide” in Ukraine, citing the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the Kiev region, in particular the city of Bucha.
According to Moravetsky, “decisive action” is needed to “break Putin’s military machine.” Among the measures proposed by the Polish prime minister are not just the arrest, but the confiscation of property of Russian banks and oligarchs in Europe, as well as an embargo on Russian energy imports.
Moravetsky also said sanctions against Russian society were needed, including a visa ban for all Russians except those who, he said, “fled this fascist country.” The Polish prime minister also called for sanctions against all members of the United Russia party (according to the latest figures, more than 2 million).
According to Mateusz Morawiecki, the main obstacle to tightening sanctions now is Germany, not Hungary, despite the pro-Kremlin reputation of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The day before, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the need to tighten sanctions in connection with the massacres in Bucha. The same was stated by French President Emmanuel Macron. According to him, France is ready to discuss the abandonment of Russian coal and oil. Many EU countries have previously stressed that their economies are not ready to stop supplying gas from Russia.
EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell on Monday accused Russia of massacres in Bucha, calling them “atrocities”. According to him, Russia is responsible for all crimes committed in the territories under its control.
The sanctions will be discussed by EU representatives on April 6. The Polish Prime Minister called for an additional summit of the union’s leaders.
Russian authorities deny Russia’s involvement in the killings of Bucha residents. In response to Morawiecki’s proposals, Deputy Security Council Chairman Dmitry Medvedev (officially the chairman of United Russia) said that “symmetrical sanctions could be considered against all members and all those who voted for the Polish party with the notorious name PiS (ruling party “Law and Justice” – RS). At the same time, we will list all the villains in Poland by name. “He did not explain how Medvedev intends to determine those who vote for the party in a secret ballot.