While Russian soldiers in Ukraine shoot each other’s legs to find themselves in the hospital and save their lives, the Russian leadership continues to rattle the saber and threaten neighboring countries.
On the March 15, during the conference in Kyiv, the leader of Poland’s ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski proposed sending a NATO mission or a “broader” mission to Ukraine. “But such a mission that will be able to defend itself, which will operate within the territory of Ukraine, which, surely, with the consent of the president and government, will be on the territory of the country, and this will not be an unarmed mission,” Kaczynski said.
“From the standpoint of international law, this will be quite acceptable and in no case a reason for war,” he assured. However, Russia, as usual, presented it in the exact opposite light. In Russian interpretation, which is expressed by the state media, such a proposal of Poland is an attempt to organize a third world war.
According to the Russian Federation, such an idea entails a direct military conflict between NATO and its member states and Russia. Russian propagandists claim that history does not teach the Poles anything, while threatening Poland with a fourth partition or simply self-destruction.
Similar rhetoric was expressed in regard of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Amid the Russia’s war against Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Kalbukhov has said that Bosnia and Herzegovina has the right to decide whether or not to join NATO but he warned that Moscow also keeps the right to respond to such a possibility in line with its interests.
“If (Bosnia and Herzegovina) decides to be a member of any alliance, that is an internal matter. Our response is a different matter. Ukraine’s example shows what we expect. Should there be any threat, we will respond,” Kalabukhov told the FTV entity broadcaster thus making a barely concealed threat.
According to him, he does not think that “in some fantasy, in some reality” Bosnia and Herzegovina becomes a member of NATO, because there is ”no consensus” in the country on this issue.
Russia still believes that it is capable of deciding the fate of any country in the world, and if this country does not agree with the scenario designed by Russia, it is doomed to war.