Russia threatens Poland in lengthy letter days before President Biden’s visit

March 22, 2022

On March 21, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, y threatened Poland in a lengthy letter—just days before U.S. President Joe Biden is due to visit the country, reports Newsweek.

“The interests of the citizens of Poland have been sacrificed due to Russophobia of ‘mediocre politicians’ and their ‘puppeteers from across the ocean,’ with clear signs of senile insanity,” the former Russian president and prime minister wrote in a post on his Telegram channel.

Medvedev was referring to a decision made by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki last week to minimize dependence on Russia and sever economic ties with Moscow in response to the Ukraine invasion that began on February 24.

“We will deal with the de-Russification of the Polish and European economy,” Morawiecki told a news conference on March 18. “We call for the suspension of activities on the Russian market.”

Morawiecki told reporters the move will help stop food prices rising. The United Nations food agency said this month that the prices of international food and feed prices could increase by as much as 20% due to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which is now entering its fourth week.

Medvedev wrote, “It’s absolutely and completely right that it is expensive and thoughtless. But  Poland  can no longer take into account the costs. Everything that Poland could lose due to its long-term pathological Russophobia has already been lost,” he continued.

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