MOSCOW, February 2. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has attributed the expansionist plans being hatched by Poland’s elites’ to the painful history of their country and similarly painful ambitions, per his Thursday interview with TV news anchor Dmitry Kiselyov.
"Poland has a difficult history, a painful one, I should say, and no less painful, no less simple ambitions, which show that the elites themselves, a certain part of the elites, are still pressing for such expansionist plans as Three Seas. There have been repeated hints at what western Ukraine is now. And there is Russophobia, of course," Lavrov said.
Lavrov recalled that Polish politicians Anna Fotyga and Lech Walesa were calling for what they described as the "decolonization" of Russia. "They are bringing to the fore some unpleasant and obscure representatives of some Nogai peoples, who allegedly lay claim to creating an independent state in the Astrakhan Region. Some indigenous people have also appeared in the Leningrad Region. Well, this, so to speak, is the encouragement of certain minorities by creating the impression that these peoples are being discriminated against in Russia, although everything points to the opposite: they are free to develop their languages, and they live not on reservations, as in the US and Canada, where, as it turns out, they were sometimes brutally killed," Lavrov said.