Poland’s former Foreign Minister under fire over Politico interview

Poland’s Parliamentary Speaker and former foreign policy chief Radoslaw Sikorski came under fire on October 21 for comments he reportedly made to the American news website Politico, that Russian president Vladimir Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland.

Sikorski was quoted by Politico as saying that back in 2008 Putin proposed to then Polish PM Donald Tusk splitting Ukrainian territory between Russia and Poland.

According to U.S. Politico Sikorski said that Putin described Ukraine as an “artificial country” and that Lviv is a Polish city, referring to the fact that today’s Ukrainian territory includes areas which were part of Poland before World War 2.

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(Photo of Sikorski: Estonian foreign ministry)