Poland has not sent many weapons to Ukraine as the nation had few to spare. Poland’s main contribution has been acting as a launchpad for NATO nations, equipment and troops. If that ends, Ukraine’s flow from the West is in big trouble.
Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have banned grain from Ukraine to protect their own farmers and their economies from disruption be being flooded with cheap grain from abroad.
Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said this about further military aid to Ukraine: “We are no longer transferring weapons to Ukraine, because we are now arming Poland with more modern weapons…Ukrainian authorities do not understand the degree to which Poland’s farming industry has been destabilized.”
If they do understand, they don’t much care. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky hinted at a rift with Poland in a speech to the United Nations on Wednesday when he said that “some [countries] in Europe play out solidarity in a political theater” and are “making a thriller for the grain.”
Is it political theater or is it a matter of politicians listening to the people? A recent study found that a growing number of Europeans are voting against establishment governments that have destroyed the European economy by leading Europe into a proxy war in Ukraine.