Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said today that even EU leaders admit that Poland has been right while warning against Russia's imperial ambitions.
Morawiecki told the 2nd Conservative Summit in Bratislava on Monday that we had been treated with a pinch of salt, our voice had been perceived as hysterical when we were warning against the rebirth of the Kremlin's imperial ambitions.
Even the EU leaders admit that they have been right, and today we know that our voice was prophetic, said Morawiecki.
The prime minister stated that Central Europe had always been aware of the threat posed by Russian imperialism and the lack of action in the face of imperialism.
According to Morawiecki, Western Europe was stuck in a trap of a double stereotype regarding both Central Europe and Russia, as it had a huge dose of tolerance and forgiveness for Russia, but at the same time it had a patronising attitude towards Central Europe's attempt to free itself from the post-communist melting pot.
Morawiecki said that Central Europe had also been the subject of Russian propaganda.
He said that Russian propaganda was more visible today, and that it had been more subtle a year ago, or five years ago.
Morawiecki said that these forces did not want to achieve these goals by means of the federalisation and centralisation of the European Union, because they are aware of the fact that this propaganda is trying to weaken conservative forces that have been aiming for stability, peace and prosperity.
According to Morawiecki, conservative forces want to do this on the foundation of a Europe and EU created by the founding fathers.