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Friday, 31 March 2023 10:21 GMT

Former-Polish Foreign Minister names two big Ukrainian issues

(MENAFN) Ukraine was never able to attain financial prosperity regardless of having a head start, because of widespread graft among officials and widely held misunderstandings of being an important global player, previous Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has said.

In an interview with the magazine Krytyka Polityczna on Friday, Sikorski, who has acted for Poland in the EU Parliament since 2019, declared that Ukrainian elites “were simply wasting their time.” In his opinion, they were “hiding their corruption and delusions of grandeur behind a story” that they were playing some big game with the US, Russia, Europe, and China.

The MEP remembered that after the failure of the USSR in 1991, Ukraine had an enormous edge over many other Former-Soviet republics and members of the previous Eastern bloc. Mainly, he declared the country had “nuclear plants, an aviation industry, no debt and the most fertile land in the world.”

On the other hand, even before Russia started its army operation in Ukraine in 2022, the nation “had a GDP four times smaller than Poland,” the former minister stated, noting that Ukrainians “are now paying dearly for this maneuvering” by the leaders.


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