Lech Walesa: EU Assistance to Ukraine Could Result in Nuclear War

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Bulgaria: Lech Walesa: EU Assistance to Ukraine Could Result in Nuclear War Lech Walesa warned against a more active EU military involvement in Ukraine during a conference in Poland held September 2, 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

A Russia-NATO nuclear conflict is possible if Europe provides military assistance to Ukraine, legendary Polish politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa believes.

"This is why it isn't getting involved too much," Walesa said when asked whether weapons should be sent to Ukraine to help it in its fight against pro-Russian rebels, he told reporters at a regional economic forum in Krynica, southern Poland.

"The EU is well aware that Russia has nuclear weapons. NATO has them too. Must we then destroy each other?," Walesa believes.

The one-time iconic trade-union leader and President (1990-1995) of Poland made his comments with regard to a decision of EU leaders to impose further sanctions on Moscow if it does not take urgent measures to wind down tensions in Ukraine within 7 days, starting last Saturday.

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#6
sa-sha - 4 Sep 2014 // 11:32:06

"If Russia supports the separatists with weapons, the West should do the same to Ukrainian government"---!!!
it's what I like in the IDIOTS: they do not realize that they are idiots........
Wasn't it just "the West" which made all this mess in Ukraine, which instructed "oppositionists"(Yatsenuk, PP, Tyagnibok...), which approved the Coup d'Etat, which supported - by American instructors-"advisors", by private army "Black water"/"Academi", by arms - the crusade to the South-Eastern Ukraine?......
IDIOTS, the pillars of strength of the Exceptional Democracy.

#5
Agent Piccadilly - 4 Sep 2014 // 07:04:45

The sooner comrade Stanishev sends the tanks into Brussels & welcomes Europe into the Eurasian bloc the better. It is crystal clear to every observer that the EU has been a complete failure. Under the benign leadership of a single party Russia, all European countries will enjoy safety, security & prosperity for decades to come.

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Kunegunda Brunhilda - 3 Sep 2014 // 23:24:21

Not sure if Russia wants the both, they are ruined.

#3
Optimistic - 3 Sep 2014 // 23:10:34

Crimea joined the Russian Federation, lots of noise, some sanctions and no war.

Donetsk is close to expelling the remains of what is left of Kiev forces from its Oblast and will seek either to be an independant sate or to join the Russian Federation. Joining the Russian Federation would make it more secure.

Luhansk is less successful in its military campaign. Once the Kiev forces are removed from Donetsk then the rebels can remove the Kiev forces from Luhansk and create an independant state or join the Russian Federation.

The Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts would be very secure and safe as part of the Russian Federation and work well together economically with eachother and be successful.

The rest of the Ukraine has nothing and the EU will soon forget all about it and tell the stupid Kiev regime to fuck off.

#2
Warfou - 3 Sep 2014 // 22:24:17

Lech Wa??sa's language is somewhat chaotic and always full of digressions. Citing just one quote without the broader context does not make much sense. Wa??sa is, as he says, always "in favour, and the same time against" of something. In this context he says that it is not clever to push Putin too far to the edge.However, I don't agree with him on where the edge lies. If Russia supports the separatists with weapons, the West should do the same to Ukrainian government. Nuclear war is not very likely because it would result in annihilation of the both sides.

#1
malak petko - 3 Sep 2014 // 21:09:22

A Russia-NATO nuclear conflict is possible if Europe provides military assistance to Ukraine, legendary Polish politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa believes. -

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I am simple Bulgarian and I think he is absolutely right.
The NATO's action against Russia are markedly hostile and for this reason Russia will not allow NATO bases in Ukraine because they can be used for destruction of the Russian missile defense.
And if Russians are helpless than you cant guarantee that NATO will behave honestly and humanly.
They have sowed they are not. So Russians acted decisively to eliminate the danger.

You cant scare the Russians because wet persons do not worry from the rain.
This conflict does not serve Europe it serves USA but since Germany is a leader of Europe
EU behaves like the Third Reich and the conflict is very very possible.
People like Merkel breath hatred and intolerance..
And the global corporations dream for the Russian resources. The sanctions only affirm the hostile intentions of the Germanic EU and USA ..

In this environment you cant make Russia to cooperate. So many time the interest and the desires of the Russian were completely ignored .. so now there will be no cooperation until full elimination of the military danger for Russia.

And if someone is willing to interfere with this welcome to hell.
i am sure now Russia is building more nukes.

I would blame mainly Germany for the development in Ukraine.
If they want to be leaders of Europe they have to stand their ground as an European power .
The Germans behave like selfish ignorant people they have absolutely no moral background to be leaders of Europe. Take for example South Stream. Why they deny Southern Europe resources when they use resources from the same source from North Stream. It is more than irritating.

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