The foreign Minister of Poland criticized the former government for its approach to Russia

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski, presented in the lower house of Parliament — the Sejm — critical report on the work of the Ministry of foreign Affairs under the government of the Civic platform and the Polish peasant party, which led the state from 2007 to 2015, reports “Radio Poland”. In it, he said about the fallacy of the policy in relation to Russia.

“Assessing the policies of the previous eight years, I recall how many mistakes were committed, for example, in policy towards the Russian Federation. Not enough accurate analysis of the internal situation in Russia, and projections relating to its development, were made by brand”, — he said.

Waszczykowski added that the Polish foreign Ministry has documents that show “how the game was conducted with Russia to Smolensk [crash, which killed 96 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski], and as played by Russia after the Smolensk”.

According to him, the game was played against the then Polish President, “not to allow him to go to Smolensk,” reports Waszczykowski said that the relevant documents will be published in the coming weeks.

The Minister also noted that during the crisis in Ukraine, Poland did not participate in the negotiations in the channel format, although the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, where these talks took place, it was proposed to then Prime Minister Donald Tusk “to include Poland in the course of action designed to resolve the military conflict in the East of Ukraine.”

“Tusk refused, and then told us we were expelled. He excluded himself from the possibility to solve the Russian-Ukrainian conflict,” — said Waszczykowski.

He added that earlier the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Poland “was focused on branding issues and not on the protection of this Polish interests, in the avoidance of difficult topics in conversations with NATO allies or EU partners”. According to the Minister, his predecessors “at any cost tried to reach a compromise, de facto, taking the path of concessions or even vassalage”.