Polish General Demands NATO Immediately Give Russia Ultimatum


Patriot missiles delivered to Romania in 2020. Photo/REUTERS

WARSAW – The former head of the Polish National Security Bureau, General Stanislaw Koziej, urged NATO to give Russia an ultimatum.

The content of the ultimatum, according to Koziej, was whether Russia stopped missile attacks in western Ukraine near the NATO border or the alliance imposed “anti-missile protection” over Ukraine.

In an interview with Polish web portal Onet last week, Koziej, who was Poland’s head of national security between 2010 and 2015, said NATO must protect military equipment sent by Western countries to Ukraine.

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Currently, according to the general, Russian troops are trying to destroy Western weapons with long-range missiles launched from the Black Sea, or with the help of strategic aviation.

“This is unacceptable,” said Koziej. According to him, the fact Russia appears to be using a dual-purpose missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead gives NATO every reason to take steps to reduce the risk.

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“We have all the arguments to take precautionary measures and to inform Russia that if it doesn’t stop attacking our borders with long-range missiles, then from one day we will introduce anti-missile protection over Western Ukraine,” Koziej said.

Russia has long called on the West to stop “pumping” Ukraine with guns. Moscow warns that it will only prolong the conflict and cause further problems.