MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. Deputy head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev believes it’s shameful that participants in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos are discussing tank supplies to Ukraine.
"What a shameful situation, to say the least. The Davos forum is discussing… tank supplies to Ukraine," he wrote on Telegram on Tuesday. "People used to discuss other things in Davos. Like the economy and stuff like that," Medvedev noted.
According to him, "the good thing is that there are neither Russian nor Chinese businessmen there this time."
Medvedev pointed to Polish President Andrzej Duda’s remark about the creation of a coalition of Western countries for the delivery of armored equipment to Kiev. "They probably hope that ‘a tank coalition’ will bring Ukraine’s division closer, which is what the Poles dream about," he assumed. "But then instead of creating a coalition, they should draft a collective document announcing the surrender of the rotten Kiev regime for the sake of saving people’s lives and specifying the future makeup of what will be left of Ukraine," the Russian Security Council’s deputy chief suggested.
Duda said earlier that the Polish authorities were looking forward to rallying an international coalition of countries who owned Leopard tanks in order to provide Ukraine with an entire brigade of those vehicles. Poland expects Germany to grant it permission to send a company of such tanks to Ukraine.
The 2023 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, themed "Cooperation in a Fragmented World," is taking place from January 16-23. Just like last year, the organizers did not invite Russia to the event due to the Ukraine situation.