We are a pawn for the USA and the EU as well (as the NS2 deal clearly shows).
Just don't overreact....lets wait and see....
Imagine Putin doing anything stupid and abusing the power that pipeline gives him.....imagine Poland standing in Brussel and rightfully pointing blaming fingers at Germany and Co supporters.
Alot of leverage to get compensation...or support for certain polish interests....giving the new german gov the opportunity to kill any deal...everything is possible.
I doubt that pipeline topic ends here! :)
On the other hand, should Poland be seen as an unreliable EU member....that righteous, much deserved leverage will vanish into thin air, any sympathy for the polish plight too...
China doesn't have (and never had) any hostile intentions or territorial claims on us.
Who in Europe has???
The EU support is questionable recently.
I truly think that if Poland would had used the recent decades better for networking in Brussels, immersing itself in all things EU as an essential, indispensable player rather than that annoying (expensive) cog in the wheel with Chinese-boot-licking-Orban-Hungary as its only friend, that pipeline would be long dead by now...