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I am serious about threats: Polish Minister of Defense about possible Russian aggression

I am serious about threats: Polish Minister of Defense about possible Russian aggression Photo: Polish Minister of National Defense Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz (Getty Images)

Poland takes seriously the worst-case scenarios regarding the possible aggression of the Russian Federation against NATO, writes Super Express.

This was stated by Polish Minister of National Defense Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz.

He was asked whether he assumes the worst option, in which Ukraine loses the war with Russia, and the Russian Federation plans aggression against NATO countries and Poland.

"I assume every scenario and take the worst most seriously. That is the role of the defense minister in the situation we are in today. These are not words thrown to the wind," he said.

According to the minister, he is trying to weigh his words very carefully, especially since he became the Minister of Defense. The minister also added that the situation in the world is very serious, and it concerns not only Ukraine but also the regions of the Red Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

"We need to be prepared for every scenario, that's why we conduct an audit, draw conclusions, and fill in the gaps, for example, in the case of weapons. Large purchases are very important, but for me, individual equipment of soldiers is no less important," the minister said.

NATO is preparing for possible escalations

Earlier, the head of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, said that the alliance needs transformation and the West must prepare for an era in which anything can happen at any time, including the start of war.

His remarks came against the backdrop of the delay or limitation of military aid to Ukraine from the United States and the European Union.

Let us add that on January 16, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that the West's hesitation in supporting Kyiv and fears of an escalation of the war with Russia could prolong hostilities for years.

Earlier, the German publication Bild wrote that NATO is going to conduct large-scale exercises in February with the participation of about 90,000 military personnel. The scenario of the exercises is an attack by the Russian Federation on the territory of the Alliance.

The day before, the head of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Alliance, Admiral Rob Bauer, after yesterday's meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council, which discussed, in particular, the countermeasures of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation against the large-scale military aggression of the Russian Federation, called on the world community not to fall into pessimism.