Vladimir Putin has made it rather obvious that he’s never going to be satisfied. His army is not comprised of the legendary super-soldiers that 80’s movies made them out to be, yet the Kremlin continues to act as though they are.
This simply means that Putin will be unable to achieve much of anything militarily on account of this deep and disparate separation.
Despite that reality, it appears as though the Russian tyrant’s allies are already eyeing another nation to invade, and it’s bringing fears of a third world war back to the forefront of the international community.
Ramzan Kadyrov, a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has begun rattling off threats about attacking Poland after Ukraine.
Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, suggested Monday that Russia should “denazify and demilitarize” Poland next.
“What if, after the successful completion of the NMD, Russia begins to denazify and demilitarize the next country? After all, after Ukraine, Poland is on the map! I will not hide that I personally have such an intention,” Kadyrov said on Telegram. “I personally have such an intention, and I have repeatedly stated that the fight against Satanism should continue throughout Europe and, first of all, on the territory of Poland.”
Polish authorities are keenly aware of the horrid possibility.
Polish authorities are concerned that Russia is still eyeing Poland. Marek Magierowski, the Polish ambassador to the U.S., warned just this week that Russia might set its sights on Poland next.
“Russia has always been our neighbor. It is our neighbor and it will remain so. It will not vanish miraculously in the foreseeable future. So we have to prepare,” Magierowski told NPR. “We have to be prepared for any eventuality. Poland might be the next target.”
Warsaw is taking the threat seriously. On Tuesday, the Polish military is conducting anti-aircraft drills in an effort to demonstrate to would-be aggressors that Poland should be considered off-limits, according to Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak.
“We all realize there is a war on our eastern border. But with these exercises, we will show—we will deliberately show—these exercises are to deter an aggressor,” Błaszczak said. “And so we demonstrate the combat readiness of the Polish military.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced the international community to reevaluate their place on the world’s stage, with many authoritarian nations lining up behind Vladimir Putin like some new “axis of evil”, preparing to make a push to expand the political abomination known as authoritarianism.