14:09 25 Mar 2022

Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia have put forward a 10-point plan to save Ukraine

Poland, together with Slovenia and the Czech Republic, has prepared a 10-point action plan that the EU must implement if it really wants to end the war.

The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki stated this in an article published by Politico.

"A month has passed since Russia launched a full offensive against Ukraine. Since then, the West has imposed four packages of sanctions against Russia, but the war continues. There are clearly not enough measures. Much more needs to be done, and quickly," said Mateusz Morawiecki.

He recalled his visit to Kyiv together with the Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Janša, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala, and the leader of the Polish ruling party Jarosław Kaczyński, noting that Ukraine and President Zelenskyy are right to expect more action from the West.

Therefore, in addition to calls for an end to the transfer of oil, gas, and coal payments to Russia as soon as possible, Poland, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic have prepared a 10-point plan to support Ukraine and end the war.

First, all Russian banks must be disconnected from the international payment system SWIFT, otherwise, the Russian economy will adapt to new conditions within a few weeks.

Second, a unified asylum policy should be introduced for Russian soldiers who refuse to serve the criminal regime in Moscow.

Third, Russian propaganda in Europe must be stopped altogether.

Fourth, Russian ships must be blocked in European ports.

Fifth, it is necessary to introduce the same blockade of road transport to and from Russia.

Sixth, sanctions need to be imposed not only on the oligarchs but also on their entire business environment.

Seventh, visas must be suspended for all Russian citizens who want to enter the EU, the Russian people must understand that they are being affected by this war.

Eighth, sanctions must be imposed on all members of Putin's Edinaya Rossiya party.

Ninth, a total ban on the export of technologies to Russia that can be used for military purposes should be introduced.

Tenth, Russia must be excluded from all international organizations: one cannot sit at the same table with criminals.

If this does not stop the war, Morawiecki notes, we must move forward.

"In Kyiv, we have proposed a peacekeeping mission under the auspices of NATO and other international organizations. If we cannot impose effective sanctions, we have no choice: we must protect the people of Ukraine with our own shields," said the Polish prime minister.

"If we want to restore peace, Putin must know where the red line is, a line he cannot cross. Russia's nuclear arsenal cannot be a reason for passivity. We must be aware of this threat, but it cannot deter us. Otherwise, Putin will only go further.

What will we do if Putin reaches out to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova,  next time? Or if he attacks Vilnius and Warsaw? What if he wants to occupy Helsinki? Will we take this threat seriously only when he sends tanks to Berlin? The line must be drawn, and it must be drawn now," Morawiecki added.

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