Russia must not be allowed to save face, Polish president says

17 January, 11:22 PM
Andrzej Duda (Photo:REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk)

Andrzej Duda (Photo:REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk)

After nearly 11 months of full-scale war and numerous apparent war crimes committed, Russia must not be allowed to “emerge from the war against Ukraine with a clean face,” Polish President Andrzej Duda told Polish news outlet Rzeczpospolita on Jan. 17.

Duda stressed the world is interested in ensuring Moscow is defeated in its aggressive war of conquest.

“We can’t allow Russia to emerge from the war against Ukraine with a clean face,” the president said.

“Global security demands Russia is defeated in this war. They can’t win this war, otherwise they will start another one – that’s beyond any doubt.”

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Duda earlier reiterate Poland’s commitment to supporting Ukraine “until the last day of its victory.”

Earlier in January, Warsaw announced plans to transfer 14 German-made Leopard main battle tanks to Ukraine.

On July 1, 2022, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said it was already too late for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to try and “save face,” despite Western partners still attempting, at the time, to find a solution to the conflict that would be acceptable to both Kyiv and Moscow.

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