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Sun Oct 7, 2018, 09:32 AM

EU leader makes scathing attack on Russian influence

Source: Politico-Europe



Tusk makes scathing attack on Russian influence

Council president says Russia will do ‘whatever it can’ to undermine European unity.

By MICHAŁ BRONIATOWSKI 10/6/18, 8:16 PM CET Updated 10/7/18, 9:41 AM CET

KRAKOW, Poland — Vladimir Putin’s Russia represents a major threat to the unity of the European Union, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said Saturday.

Tusk used his speech at a conference on the future of the European Union to express concern about Russia’s attempts to influence the direction of politics in Europe, and said Saturday’s election in Latvia could provide a clear signal that strategy is working.

“Our problem is Russia, which is undermining whatever it can undermine in Europe,” Tusk told the conference, hosted by the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków in southern Poland. “I can provide numerous examples to prove that Russians will not refrain from any means to weaken European unity.”

Stating he was “anxious” about the result of Latvia’s national election, Tusk said it could “be a turning point for that region — a moment which was planned in the Kremlin and not in Europe.” The final polls showed the pro-Russian Harmony party poised to win the biggest share of votes.

Read more: https://www.politico.eu/article/donald-tusk-poland-russia-latvia-makes-scathing-attack-on-russian-influence/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 10:12 AM

1. To blazes with Russia!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 10:15 AM

2. Tusk is correct

Russia is the problem. But the Poles have a long, long way to go before they realize it.


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Response to blue-wave (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 10:59 AM

3. "PiS already controlled both Houses of Parliament and the Presidency,

so it initiated a hostile take-over of the judiciary !!!!!!
Fired over 11,000 civil service workers-
etc etc..



SOund familiar..??

Thanks for posting...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 09:49 PM

4. The problem is definitely Putin's Russia.

Putin is emboldened by the new found Sino-Russian alliance...SCO.

My opinion is that Russia has become the attack dog of this alliance. Russia plays bad cop, China plays the nicer one. Two countries with the same goals. The undermining of Western democracy and US hegemony.

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