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Polish Foreign Minister tells what is needed to defeat Putin

Polish Foreign Minister tells what is needed to defeat Putin Radoslaw Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (photo: Getty Images)

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski is convinced that Russian leader Vladimir Putin can still lose the war, and that Russia is not invincible.

According to him, Putin "will win this war unless we stop him." He expressed confidence that the West will be able to do so.

"Contrary to its insane propaganda, Russia is not invincible. It has lost its share of wars. The Kremlin can be stopped and even beaten – we just forgot about it. Ronald Reagan used to say his strategy vis-à-vis Soviet Union was simple if not simplistic: “We win, and they lose”. I like this approach," Sikorski said.

He also believes that in order to prevail over Russia, we need to relearn how to win the game of escalation.

"For example, we could be seizing all 300 billion euros of Russian sovereign assets. Putin has already written them off, he does not expect to get them back. But he also doesn’t think we have the fortitude to take hold of them either. So far, we have proven him right," the Foreign Minister said.

Sikorski added that Putin regrets the collapse of the Soviet Union and now wants to have a rematch, challenging "our values, our security and our way of life."

"Our job is to prevent wider conflict, but also to prevail. Together, as part of an international alliance of democracies, we can do it," Sikorski said.

Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that Sikorski advised Putin not to worry about losing the war against Ukraine. In particular, he reminded that the history of Moscow is less than 900 years old, as the city was founded only in 1147.

Putin recently said that he could transfer precision weapons to North Korea in response to the West's military assistance to Ukraine. In addition, the Russian leader is considering changing Russia's nuclear doctrine due to alleged discussions in the West about "lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons and developing less powerful warheads."