Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki considers Russia to be the greatest threat to his country at present, especially within the context of Russian aggression in the area of eastern Ukraine adjacent to the aggressor state.
"Thus, I assess [that there is] a threat from Russia. I think that what Russia is doing in Ukraine is very dangerous," The Polish Prime Minister told Polskie Radio.
Morawiecki also commented on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is planned to link Russia and Germany.
"Whatever Germany says, this is not a commercial project," the politician stressed.
Speaking against the construction of the gas pipeline, Morawiecki recalled that the launch of Nord Stream 2 would make Ukrainian gas pipelines "unnecessary".
"And what then will happen in the event of war in the Donbas, when the Russian army moves deeper into Ukraine? Of course, we do not know this [for sure] and hope that it will not advance, but it would be better if we had a second and third line of defense, than if we were left without a weapon of this type," he concluded.
Former Foreign Minister of Poland Witold Waszczykowski earlier called Russian aggression against Ukraine the main challenge in 2018. He noted that the impact of the war in the Donbas extends outside of just Ukraine.