In Sunday’s episode of CNN’s ‘State of the Union’, Poland Ambassador Marek Magierowski told Jake Tapper that Poland will continue to push their proposal for NATO to become involved with peacekeeping in Ukraine. The United States, on the other hand, is reluctant to get involved. U.S. leaders see the potential for a serious escalation of the conflict if they lead NATO into a peace-keeping role in Ukraine.
Tapper began the interview by asking the Polish ambassador about the proposed ‘NATO peacekeeping mission’ in Ukraine and what exactly they would do there? In response, Ambassador Magierowski explained that it will be tough when it comes to international law, but that this needs to be tried to stop the conflict in Ukraine without directly engaging with the Russian military.
Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki made the proposal, following his visit to Ukraine with the Prime Ministers of Slovenia and the Czech Republic, where they met with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
According to Ambassador Magierowski, the prime minister of Poland wanted to show the Ukrainians and President Zelensky that they have Poland’s sympathy and solidarity during their times of trouble. The Polish prime minister also stressed that the European Union should speed up the process of making Ukraine a part of the European Union.
As Jake Tapper continued to ask Ambassador Magierowski about this peacekeeping proposal, the ambassador insisted that the proposal is a “preliminary” concept. He further clarified by saying that he agrees with many Polish and Western politicians regarding a possible military engagement between the Russians and NATO troops in Ukraine.
The United States is showing reluctance because sending U.S. soldiers to Ukraine could easily turn into a nuclear war with Russia that involves the United States. This is a concern, as Vladimir Putin has asserted that he will escalate the conflict with any foreign powers who interfere. And this weekend’s use of Russia’s hypersonic missile — a weapon that can carry a nuclear warhead and penetrate missile defense systems — shows that the Russian president is serious about his threats.