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Newsweek Polska - Poland | 25/06/2014

Moscow aims to weaken Poles with wire taps

Investigators have arrested the manager of the Warsaw restaurant where Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski's controversial conversation was secretly recorded. So far there is no conclusive evidence pointing to who was responsible for the Wprost affair, but political analyst Jakub Korejba suggests in the news magazine Newsweek Polska that Moscow was pulling the strings: "Right now there is no proof that the guys from Lubyanka Square [where the headquarters of the Russian secret service are] were behind this. But Russia has a very effective intelligence service that has been heavily expanded and has excellent financing. Moreover it has a long and successful tradition of putting the governments of neighbouring states under pressure. ... By neutralising the Polish government, Putin could model the situation in Ukraine to his own liking in the short term. And in the medium term he could hope that the collapse of the Polish leadership would force the Poles to focus on their domestic affairs and withdraw from foreign policy."

Newsweek Polska - Poland | 10/04/2014

Even Lukashenko is afraid of Moscow

The Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko invited his new Ukrainian counterpart, Oleksandr Turchynov, for unofficial talks last week. Although the Belarusian dictator is considered a devoted follower of Russia the meeting comes as no surprise, the news magazine Newsweek Polska comments: "In the broader context, the Belarusian leader's political motives are entirely understandable. He feels threatened by the policies of President Putin, who wants to annex former Soviet territory. The Belarusian president has repeatedly stressed that his domestic power is absolute and that he's not willing to share it with anyone else. For him the independence and sovereignty of Belarus are its highest asset, and of course he's got to be king of the castle. If Russia attempts to infringe on the sovereignty of the former Soviet states, Lukashenko will have to show that he can withstand the pressure from Moscow."

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