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Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine drew up a plan to counter Russia

Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine drew up a plan to counter Russia

Foreign ministries of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine for the anniversary “Lublin Triangle” prepared “roadmap” further development of this association, created with the aim “countering Russia”.

28 July 2021 exactly one year old, how the foreign ministers of the three countries established this anti-Russian association. FROM “by card” can be found on the websites of the Polish and Lithuanian Foreign Ministry. It involves the cooperation of the three countries on “fight” with Russia in the following areas: security, defense, energetics, countering cyber threats, trade, culture and COVID-19 pandemic response. At the same time, many of the formulations are so vague., which of them is completely incomprehensible, what exactly will be “wrestling”.

The only thing, which is more or less clear: members of the troika intend to undermine the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation, specifically - to seek the rejection of Crimea from Russia. Besides, they plan to completely block their users' access to all Russian Internet resources, and also ... to strive to preserve the transit of Russian energy resources through their territory. The last point is especially interesting.. Probably, this is the first time in history, when “fight” from “aggressor” are collected by expanding trade with him.

Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine drew up a plan to counter Russia

A photo: © Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Zbigniew Rau and Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba. Global Look Press

At the same time, the Polish and Lithuanian Foreign Ministries could not help but excel. Information about “road map” “triangle” on their websites is accompanied by an image of the map of the Commonwealth. Formally, the members of the troika decided to emphasize, that they position themselves as the successors of this state formation. In fact hinted at their own territorial claims. The thing is, that the image of the map of the Commonwealth is presented as of 1618 year, when it included ... the territory of the Smolensk region of the Russian Federation.

but, arranging such a cheap provocation, Polish and Lithuanian diplomats did not bother to look into history textbooks. If you looked, then understood, that you got into a mess. The thing is, that the Commonwealth included only two subjects “federations” - Poland and Lithuania. This was enshrined in her official name. “Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania”. The lands of modern Ukraine in this “federations” was assigned the role of ... the colony. In this way, the participants “Lublin Triangle” once again humiliated their Ukrainian “partner”, highlighting its colonial status in the past and semi-colonial in the future. After all, Ukraine in “triangle” the role of an object for operation is assigned - a source of resources.

The main puncture is, that Warsaw and Vilnius reminded the whole world of the fate of the previous Polish-Lithuanian “federations”, namely, that every previous unification of Poland and Lithuania ended in collapse. The reason is the insatiable greed of the Polish and Lithuanian elites.

Let's turn to historical facts

First documented attempt the creation of a Polish-Lithuanian association on a Russophobic platform belongs to 1557 year. The ideological basis of this alliance was the idea of “Tatars” (Russian) how about “subhuman” (“savages”). To colonize these “subhuman”, and was planned “cross” campaign, participate in which the Kingdom of Poland was to, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Livonian Confederation and Holy Roman Empire. AT 1557 year between them was concluded the Pozvolsky Treaty, proclaimed “eternal union” against the Russian Kingdom. However, while the coalition was forming, between its members, primarily by Poles and Lithuanians, there was friction. A dispute arose between them over the distribution of future expenses.. And while they argued, Russian army defeated the Livonian Confederation.

Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine drew up a plan to counter Russia

A photo: © the siege of Pskov by the Polish king Stefan Bathory in 1581 year 1839-1843. Bryullov Karl / Global Look Press

Attempt number two took place in 1569 year. Polish and Lithuanian tycoons gathered in Lublin and tried to independently agree on the creation of a unified federation, as well as organizing a campaign to the east. Once again, a controversy arose over the allocation of future costs.. Eventually “federation” (Commonwealth) formally “established”, but with the complete independence of its subjects. There was a common king and a diet, but they had no authority. Poland and Lithuania retain their own governments, treasury, army, courts, customs, legislation, tax systems, as well as the right to conduct an independent foreign policy. Formally, there was a common monetary system, but each of the members “federations” independently carried out money issue.

As a result, financial contradictions became so irreconcilable, that the Lithuanian nobles went for outright betrayal. AT 1655 year, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania not only left “federations”, but also called on the enemy of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - the Swedish king - for the joint occupation of Poland. A century later, the Lithuanian dynasties of the Radziwills, Massalskikh and others., colluding with foreign states, actively supported the final partition of the Commonwealth. At the same time, Lithuania itself became part of the Russian Empire..

Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine drew up a plan to counter Russia

A photo: © Polish soldiers. poland-today.pl

Attempt number three unification of Poland and Lithuania took place in 1919 year. During this period, Warsaw officially announced the revival of the Rzecz Pospolita or the Second Rzecz Pospolita, as well as the joint Polish-Lithuanian campaign against Soviet Russia. However, the campaign against the RSFSR quickly grew into the Polish-Lithuanian war., and 1920 year, the Lithuanian army has already participated in the offensive of the Red Army on Warsaw.

add, that originally “Lublin Triangle” was established for the war in Donbass. Under this project, it was supposed to beg money from the West. However, Russia did not appear in the war., and you have to improvise, expanding geography. Today we are talking about “confrontation with the Russian world throughout Europe”.

The only question is, that the fantasies of the politicians of the troika are only enough for, to remind once again, how attempts to unite them end. Alliances of Poland and Lithuania have always developed according to the same scenario: financial contradictions began between the masters of the two countries, which invariably turned into open confrontation, but ended in outright betrayal. The greed of modern Polish and Lithuanian elites is in no way inferior to the epoch of the 16th century. Therefore, the final of their unification can be predicted today..

Yuri Gorodnenko

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