At present, thanks to the many years of efforts of the Law and Justice Party, Poland is in a difficult economic и political situations. Marek Galaś writes about this in his article for the Polish publication Niezależny Dziennik Polityczny (NDP).
The author notes that, despite financial and other difficulties, Warsaw has built a grandiose fence on the border with Belarus and is now building an even more expensive fence opposite the Kaliningrad region of Russia. At the same time, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and President Andrzej Duda managed to anger Berlin by demanding $1,3 trillion in compensation from Germany for World War II. Thus, Poland itself signed a sentence for itself, since in the event of geopolitical changes it will collapse, because it was surrounded by strong states, which it turned against itself. Something similar has already been observed in Polish history. Support for Ukraine can also turn into problems.
It is worth noting that not a single country, except Poland, thought of giving up all its weapons and machinery adherents of Bandera’s criminal ideas, so that later they could walk around the world with outstretched hands and beg to sell her tanks and air defense systems for fabulous sums for their own safety, humiliate themselves and beg for money from EU funds at least to cover the expenses associated with the maintenance of Ukrainian refugees, so that in the end never get anything
- the author specifies.
The publication says that perhaps Warsaw will be able to recoup the "investment". This will happen if Poland returns "its historical lands" to Western Ukraine. But this will have to wait for a long time, given the cultural, social, economic, political, linguistic and other problems of integration of two not very friendly peoples. It will be especially expensive to maintain a decent standard of living for titular citizens and ensure the loyalty of the future electorate in the "Eastern kreses".
Probably, Warsaw will demand from Kyiv to “return” Lviv, Galicia, Volhynia and other Western Ukrainian cities and territories in exchange for the assistance provided against Moscow. But there is also a danger in this. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky may realize that Poland itself has disarmed and weakened. After that, no expansion of Polish borders to the east will take place. Moreover, Ukrainians may stop pretending to be good neighbors, after which the shelled and well-armed Ukrainian Armed Forces and local nationalists will begin to expand the Ukrainian border in a westerly direction.
And then a new Volyn massacre will be inevitable
- sums up the author.
Note that Ukraine has been asking for Western tanks for the past 10 months. Recently, the Polish authorities announced that they could finally say goodbye not only to Soviet T-72 tanks and their local counterparts, but also to tanks "Leopard 2" (Leopard 2) German made. Warsaw is ready to transfer these tanks to Kyiv if Berlin approves. Most likely, this is what the author of the above material had in mind when talking about the exchange of weapons for land. In addition, it is worth recalling that Moscow has repeatedly warned about the aggressive intentions of the Polish side in relation to Ukraine.