Poles Keep Escalating: Nukes for Ukraine Now!
June 13, 2022 (EIRNS)—Poland’s European Parliament Deputy and former Foreign Minister, current MEP Radoslaw Sikorski, in an interview with Italy’s L’Espresso June 11, said “The West has the right to give Ukraine nuclear warheads so that it can protect its independence.” Yahoo News reported in English: “He argued that Russia broke the terms of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances by refusing to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and integrity, so nuclear weapons should be returned to Kyiv even though Ukrainians voluntarily disposed of them.” (The “Budapest Memorandum” of May 1994 is the “Memorandum on security assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons,” among Russia, the U.S., U.K., and Ukraine.)
Speaker of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin responded in his Telegram channel (translation from the Russian) “...Sikorski is provoking a nuclear conflict in the center of Europe. He does not think about the future of either Ukraine or Poland. If his proposals are implemented, these countries will disappear, as well as Europe. ...
“It is because of people like Sikorski that it is necessary to liberate Ukraine not only from the Nazi ideology, but also to demilitarize it, ensuring the country’s non-nuclear status.”