WARSAW, July 8 /TASS/. The world security system should include Russia to avoid growth of tensions and an arms race, Piotr Ikonowicz, the leader of Social Justice Movement Poland, told TASS after making a speech at the international "No to War-No to Militarism - No to Refugees" international anti-war conference on Friday.
"We believe that the common security system should include rather than exclude Russia," Ikonowicz said. He explained that the West’s confrontation with Russia was inciting tensions, on the one hand, and contributing to the spread of anti-Western sentiment in Russia. "It is the vicious circle. If we target missiles at Russia, it is clear what it is going to respond the same," Ikonowicz told TASS.
"We consider NATO to be an aggressive ally who is responsible for the death of thousands victims in various conflicts as well as for the flows of refugees streaming into Europe, where hysteria and nationalism have been on the rise because of that. This NATO policy will ultimately break up the European Union," the Polish politician said. "We stand against the deployment of NATO and U.S. bases in Poland because they will increase threats for our country and will lead to a new arms race. People’s lives will become harder because of growing defense budgets and also because less money will be allocated for social needs," Ikonowicz concluded.