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Poland Sabotages Russian Coronavirus Relief Efforts for Italy

As Italy Suffers, Poland Hinders Aid

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies…

Russia has encountered problems in delivering humanitarian aid to Italy, with assistance struggling to be reached quickly due to the hostilities of many European Union/NATO countries towards Russia. Yesterday it was revealed that Poland did not let Russian planes pass through its airspace to arrive in Italy, the hardest hit coronavirus country in the world with over 6,200 dead and still climbing. As seen on flightradar24.com, you can follow the trajectory of aircraft that departed from Moscow to Rome. The Russian Il-76 was forced to take an alternate course south over the Black Sea and over the airspace of Turkey, Greece and Albania before finally landing in Rome. This alternate route took 3,000 kilometers while flying over Belarus, Poland, Czechia and Austria would have been 1,000 kilometers shorter.

Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov described this as “meanness,” saying on Twitter “Poland did not miss Russian aircraft with help for Italy through its airspace. This is meanness at the level of public policy.”

The revelation of Poland’s behaviour was met with intense scrutiny on social media, some even comparing the situation to 1938 when Poland prevented the Soviet Union from helping Czechoslovakia from Nazi aggression. The meanness that Pushkov described is not because Poland acted against Russia, but rather because it completely showed no solidarity to a fellow European Union member and so-called NATO ally. Every hour Italians are dying because of the coronavirus. This means that the 1,000-kilometer extra travel distance that the Russian plane had to make because of Poland’s action meant many Italians could have died before the delayed Russian aid arrived.

On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with the head of the Italian government Giuseppe Conte confirmed his readiness to immediately support Italy in the fight against the coronavirus. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it will send eight mobile teams consisting of military virologists and doctors, vehicles for disinfection and medical equipment. Russia’s support for Italy in the fight against coronavirus is an act of Russian contribution in improving the situation in the hard-hit country and creating the conditions for friendlier relations with Europe Union states. Poland meanwhile was not able to withhold its issues with Russia to assist a fellow European Union and NATO ally.

Rome for weeks has been calling for assistance from the European Union, who have all but done nothing to help the struggling country. As Matteo Salvini, leader of an Italian nationalist League party, said: “Italy needed help and it has been given a slap in the face,” in reference to the economic policies of the European Union. Every European Union country has been left to fend for itself and rather it has been China and Russia who have mobilized their doctors, manufacturing and medical equipment to assist Italy. It is for this reason that across Italy, people have been begun removing the European Union flag from public display and replacing them with Russian and Chinese flags. Public sentiment towards Russia and China is significantly changing in Italy despite being a European Union and NATO member, organizations that are traditionally hostile towards these two countries.

This is becoming a common theme in Europe. The European Union’s Lack of coronavirus solidarity has only pushed Serbia further towards China and even silenced pro-European Union liberal Serbians. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučic proclaimed that European solidarity is just a “fairy tale on paper” in the face of President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announcing in a Twitter video message that the European Union is restricting the export of medical devices and stressed that the ban on exports of these goods applies throughout the entire Union. However, Serbia is not a European Union member state, which makes Poland’s actions against Russia all the more shocking as it directly affects Italy. There is also a massive difference in showing a lack of solidarity as the European Union has done with Serbia and Italy, and blatantly sabotaging relief efforts for Italy when people are dying by the hour, as Poland has done.

In an article last week, I argued that the liberal globalized order, epitomized especially by the European Union, is collapsing under pressure from the coronavirus. What has emerged from this pandemic is China taking a global leadership role for the first time in its history by sending aid and doctors across Asia, Europe, Africa and even the United States. As we live in an interconnected world, this is the first time in the 21st century that the globe is facing a common issue. The United States, as the world’s other superpower to China, has increased sanctions against Iran and hoarded medical supplies for its own use. China however has expanded its aid and relief efforts across the globe. Although Russia has not done this across the globe, it has certainly assisted European states, who will remember that Russia assisted them when the European Union abandoned them.

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Olivia Kroth
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Russian planes have arrived in Italy, and Russian medical personnel is working full swing to help the Italians. Poland is really of no importance at all. Poland is a backward country, even a Third World Country, as far as science and economy are concerned, although Poland lies in Eastern Europe. It could as well be placed in the middle of Africa. Nobody would notice or miss it.

Olivia Kroth
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Russian help has arrived in Italy, “From Russia With Love”:

Brokenspine66
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Brokenspine66

Apparently Poland and Chechia blocked and confiscated a shipment [in transit] of medical supplies from China to Italy…

https://deutsch.rt.com/europa/99729-eu-solidaritat-polen-und-tschechien/

I thought abandon Italy in crisis by the EU-Junta was low + dastardly, but I was wrong.

meanwhile:

As Merkel cowardly is hiding in her ‘Führerbunker’ under pretend/fake quarantine. Apparently the German Regime arrogantly refused to accept offered help from China. WTF?

https://deutsch.rt.com/inland/99716-wir-schaffen-alleine-deutschland-verweigert/

Wesaf
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Wesaf

Poland along with its US supporters also blocked airspace of Russian support for Italy and the planes have to fly an extra 1000 km’s around to get life supporting treatment to Italy.American manufacturers of drugs and medication are now unable to support countries where they closed manufacturing facilities down. So where is this going to end.

bogsik
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bogsik

it take a special mental case or a talmudic crap szmata to write such a nonsense showing utter excrement mentality and ZERO understanding of reality 🤯🤑🤮
known as “poland” a talmudic state of polin just like “ukraina” is run by zio-isra-hell and talmudic excrement with direct links to Chabad lubavicz sects in moskva and NY 😈☠🤑

jasper
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jasper

The perfect example of the Russian troll

Normski
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Normski

I wonder how long it will be before Italy decides it’s now time to quit the EU?.

Olivia Kroth
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Not long, I bet, not long at all. The Italians have sobered up about EU, such a treacherous “Union”.

Alberto Del Moro
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Alberto Del Moro

I really hope not long. Europe is just a cultural and historical non-sense and a bad contract that we signed in error. There’s no point to handover our national sovreignity to few, null importance politicians from Holland, Austria, Finland… pardon me, what is Finland? Bye from Italy.

paul
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paul

Russia, China, and poor little sanctioned Cuba have taken the lead with global aid to fight the virus.

What has been the response of the low life POS in the White House?
More sanctions against all three, Iran and Venezuela.
Burning through $11 trillion in a futile attempt to prop up the stock market.
Absolutely nothing for the man in the street.

Brokenspine66
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Brokenspine66

Increasing the US State-Terrorist Sanctions against Iran + Venezuela ect. in a global pandemic is plain and simple GENOCIDAL a crime against humanity.

Peter
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Peter

some even comparing the situation to 1938 when Poland prevented the Soviet Union from helping Czechoslovakia from Nazi aggression.

It was worse than that. Poland invaded Czechoslovakia after Hitler and took over the coal producing Tschechen region at the border in Silesia.
The Poles like the Kurds throughout history have a tendency to shoot themselves in the foot, through arrogance and inflexibility.

Let them eat cake!
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Let them eat cake!

I was in the Czech Republic’s north a few decades ago and they really don’t like the Poles much at all. I was in Lithuania a decade after that and they didn’t much like the Poles either. Poles are a lot like the Brits, former imperialists latching onto US skirts and hoping for tantalizing crumbs from the imperial table while they don feathery crowns and march around, while it lasts anyway.comment image

Kosher Kielbasa
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Kosher Kielbasa

Poland is an American cuckoo bird in the EU’s nest. Worse yet, a Manchesterian Candidate.

Anne Applebum
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Anne Applebum

The pay’s pretty good though.

lynette cracknell chaplin
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lynette cracknell chaplin

Once again, the article refers to Matteo Salvini as a driving force. All this iniative getting this wonderful help from China, Cuba and Russia was done by the ruling government, especially our Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio, who signed on to the silk road project, the only EU country to do so,and which Salvini was not in favour of.

Alberto Del Moro
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Alberto Del Moro

Before writing such inaccurate and left wing biased information, you should be knowledgeable that Salvini was deputy PM of Conte first government when the New Silk Road agreement was signed with China. Claiming he wasn’t in favour of it appears to be quite a strange interpretation of the facts.

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