Folk sayings wont change the hard facts,
You have a very simplified view of politics, policy and all circumstances about it.
At the present point in time, your assessment is correct, but I'm not talking about now, my vision has perquisite requirement - real polish elite in charge.
Process of getting back our land, I see as a gradual process, not necessary conquest or armed clash.
You see, I don't believe that Ukraine will be a good and worthy neighbor and an ally, for number of reasons, I don't think that without polish help Ukraine become member of EU or even NATO, I think Russia will have a heavy influence on the future of the country, unknown factor in the game as yet is China.
Whatever happens, Poland should be present at the seen, flexible and ready to act accordingly in the right set of circumstances!
Example of Lithuania teach us a lesson - one sided goodness
, is not good enough for having good relation with our eastern neighbors, Those fascists aren't respecting their own obligation regarding polish minority and should be given a lesson!
(In the part of a present Ukrainian state, which I have in mind, we have chauvinistic 3-4 millions population in reality detached culturally and mentally from the rest of Ukrainians.)
While personally i consider ukrainians a nation of barbaric peasant descendants without an ounce of culture or civilisation they're unlikely to genocide polish minority any time soon.
Ukrainians are not an monolithic society, most of them are influenced by the Russian culture, which is attractive for them, in the future there is possibility of union of the two!
So, to keep Russian on the safe distance we need our territory back, otherwise they will take us for suckers,ready to be devoured and rightly so!
Poland stopped to be a power to reckon with in late 17th century
That not a thread for such discussion, the reason for Poland demise were complex, but foremost reason if I would be forced to name one - would be a very bad choice of the king, meaning Vasa !
Not only that but you're interpreting history in a very very loose manner.
My opinions are based on solid knowledge. I'm talking not only about facts but also about understanding what historical process is!My conclusion are my own, and they are debatable maybe, but sound and solid, and as far as I'm concerned correct in their diagnosis.