Poland's Prime Minister accuses many European countries of being indifferent to the suffering in Ukraine. Instead of gestures, he calls for arms deliveries and the enforcement of sanctions against Russia. He reacts particularly angrily to statements by ex-US Secretary of State Kissinger.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the rest of Europe of "indifference" to the "genocide" in Ukraine on the 100th day of Russia's war of aggression. Almost every television station in the world has shown the murders of Ukrainian civilians: "Nevertheless, the suffering of Ukraine is surrounded by a wall of indifference," Morawiecki wrote in a guest article for the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung".
Morawiecki also criticized the statements made by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who said in Davos that Ukraine should cede part of its territory to Russia and that Europe should seek an understanding with Russia. He had the feeling of déjà vu. "The great realist of American politics repeated exactly those theses that the Poles heard in the 1970s and 1980s."
Even then, many politicians were inclined to believe that the Soviet Union was legitimate as a system. Even if it was described as the "evil empire", there were politicians "who, for the sake of the balance of power, assumed that their existence was necessary".
In the first hundred days of the war, Ukraine proved two things to the world. "First: that the old power of Russia is much less impressive today than many believed. Second: that even a smaller people can offer greater resistance if it has an indomitable character."
However, the Ukrainians would have to ask themselves whether they could really count on Europe. "Whether arms shipments arrive in time. Whether someone over their heads starts negotiating with Putin." And whether the EU would finally decide on sanctions that would actually limit Russia's ability to operate.
During these hundred days there was no lack of symbolic gestures. Many European politicians have visited Kyiv, and yet the war goes on. Even if Ukraine held Kyiv and Kharkiv and prevented Russian President Vladimir Putin from realizing his strategic goals: "Russia can hardly be seen as a loser. What's more, the fact that Russia has not lost so far is its partial victory."