The Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovenia have prepared a list of measures the EU should carry out to end the war in Ukraine, including granting Russian deserters asylum.
The EU, US and other Western democracies have already imposed harsh sanctions on Russia, but Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia would like to go even further.
“If we want to restore peace, Putin needs to know where the red line is — the line he cannot cross,” Morawiecki said.
“The fact that Russia has a nuclear arsenal cannot be an excuse for passivity,” he added.
“We must be cognizant of this threat, but it cannot hold us back,” Morawiecki said, adding that “otherwise, Putin will only go further.”
According to the prime minister, the plan prepared by Warsaw, Prague and Ljubljana is both viable and necessary.
First, we must cut off all Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system. Otherwise, the Russian economy will adapt to the new conditions within a few weeks.
Second, we must put in place a common asylum policy for Russian soldiers who refuse to serve the criminal regime in Moscow.
Third, we must completely stop Russian propaganda in Europe. Freedom of speech does not mean the right to lie.
Fourth, we must block Russian ships from our ports.
Fifth, the same blockade must be put in place for road transport in and out of Russia.
Sixth, we must impose sanctions not only on oligarchs but on their entire business environment.
Seventh, we must suspend visas for all Russian citizens who want to enter the EU. The Russian people must understand that they will bear the consequences of this war. And it is our hope that they will turn their backs on Putin.
Eighth, we must impose sanctions on all members of Putin’s party, United Russia. They know perfectly well what is happening in Ukraine, and their complicity is indisputable.
Ninth, we must put in place a total ban on the export to Russia of technologies that can be used for war.
And tenth, we must exclude Russia from all international organizations. We cannot sit at the same table as criminals.