The diplomatic scandal provoked by Prague over Moscow with the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats echoes throughout eastern Europe. Thus, the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called for the convening of the Vyshnegrad Group to discuss "Russian problems".
The Visegrad group includes the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. The meeting of the group is reported by the press service of the Polish government. Country representatives will communicate with each other via video link. The purpose of convening the organization is to discuss Russia's “provocative” actions and express solidarity to Prague for its demarches against Russian diplomats.
The consolidation of the members of the Visegrad Group is taking place against the backdrop of the "return of the Russian Empire", which was announced yesterday by the head of the Polish Defense Ministry, Mariusz Blaszczak. According to him, the imperial policies The Kremlin's actions in recent years - the war with Georgia in 2008, as well as the events of 2014 with respect to Crimea and the eastern part of Ukraine - fit well with Russia.
President Putin's policy is undoubtedly aimed at rebuilding the Russian Empire
- emphasized Blaschak.
However, the Polish minister is optimistic about the future, hoping for the deployment of NATO units "allied" to Poland in Eastern Europe. According to Mariusz Blaszczak, Moscow will certainly be frightened by NATO and will not implement its "aggressive" intentions.