Poland's former defense minister on BBC World's "Have Your Say"
Poland has to be a co-author of the European Union eastern policy, said
Rados�aw Sikorski, former Polish defense minister and possibly a future
minister in the cabinet of Donald Tusk, probably the new Prime Minister.
Rados�aw Sikorski was the guest at the "Have Your Say" program on BBC world,
where politicians are asked questions by viewers from all over the world.
In the opinion of Poland's former defense minister, Russia has not yet dealt
with the post-imperial shock, and this is the perspective through which
Moscow's behavior should be interpreted. Still, Poland should maintain good
relations with Russia, especially since Poland has important interests in
the EU, which may impact Russia.
Answering a question about the missile defense shield, the Polish politician
said that the deal has not been concluded definitely. He stressed that this
issue is mostly a matter of NATO, not the EU and that Washington is a
military and political ally of Poland.
Asked about the Polish presence in Iraq, Sikorski said that if Poland is to
reduce its contingent, it will happen not the Spanish, but the British way,
that is gradually and in cooperation with allies the government of Iraq.
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