|Prime Minister Donald Tusk|
Poland will not take part in any military intervention in Syria, Prime Minister Donald Tusk told journalists on Wednesday. “I talked to [Foreign Affairs] Minister [Radosław] Sikorski and I asked him to tell our partners that Poland is not planning participation in any type of intervention in Syria,” he said.
The PM said that while he understands the motives behind a possible strike, he does not believe that such an intervention woud “bring the expected results” -- that is, ending the violence in the country.
“Our experience from that region shows that despite having a good and justified reason to intervene there, it rarely brings peace,” said PM Tusk.
At the same time Mr Tusk stressed that remarks about the US securing its oil supply interests are inappropriate. “Nobody decides to intervene in such a situation for money or for some kind of material gain,” he said, adding that with 100,000 people having been killed in Syria already, the situation there is a “huge tragedy.”
According to numerous reports, the US could conduct a strike on Syria in the coming days and is building international support for the attack. The United Kingdom has already said that it will support the US. Turkey also agreed that such an intervention is necessary.
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