Yes but in Belarus they have such strange system, to be honest Poles in Belarus are not in worst situation than Berusians in this country. If we talk about different treatment of citizens ... unfortunately Lithuenia treates differently Polish speaking population. In Belarus all people have the same problems with regime.
I quite agree with you.
But I still remain cautious about this:
To do it Poland should start close very close cooperation with Russia...
Why? Because, as I told you , close cooperation with Russia means turning back to the West and that`s what most Poles don`t want. Is it so hard to understand that although Poland has always been a border country, on the crossroads of cultures, where the East meets the West, Poles in their majority feel Westerners, or at least the nation who belongs to the Western hemisphere????
Sorry, Salomon, if that disappointed you. As long as Russians view the West with hostility and suspicion, Poles will remain wary about Russia, because we are a bigger part of the Western culture than Eastern, if you want it or not.
Even if it is going to cost us. Poles have proven many times they don`t look at the cost in such matters. Such national trait. :):):) That is why your words below have no influence on me :):):)
There are profits and loses from being part of every aliance. There is nothing worst than being bulwark of the west. Look on our european "parnters" in case of Nord Stream. Look on this US shield project. Poland will be sold in first critical situation.
It is not nice situation but Poland should see the reality and look for the safest solution for itself.
The safest solution you advocate is becoming Russian satellite again. Never! :):):) I prefer to be golodupiec on the crossroads than a matroyoshka in the Russian shop! :):):)
What is more some changes in Polish policy can bring some noticable profits like mentioned before situations of Polish miniority in Lithuania and Belarus.
Changes in policy are already visible. Polish technocrats who are at power now, disregarding Lithuanian strategic interests, are probably planning to sell Polish-owned Mozejki refinery in Lithuania to Russians. Money makes the world etc....