Responding to reports of Russian atrocities in Bucha, on Monday, Poland's PM Mateusz Morawiecki called on EU leaders to implement actions that will "finally break Putin's war machine". At the same time, he criticized Germany for its appeasement policy toward Russia and defended Hungary.
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On Sunday evening, horrific images of dead bodies covering the streets of Bucha after the withdrawal of Russian forces have shaken the entire world. Reuters reported that Ukrainian prosecutors are already aware of 410 corpses discovered in the liberated areas, and have conducted visual examinations of 140 of them. In an interview with the American TV network CBS, President Zelensky called the atrocities in Bucha and other Ukrainian places a genocide.

- This is pure evil. Today, when we look at what is happening, our voice of moral outrage should be even louder. The Russians committed the crime of genocide. These bloody massacres are nothing less than genocide and must be prosecuted. Those who remain silent, who do not speak out, are co-responsible for it. We must stop this by acting together- Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a conference on Monday. He called on European Union leaders "to act decisively": confiscate the assets of the Russian Federation deposited in European banks and seize the assets of oligarchs who support Russian fascists. 

– President Macron, how many times did you negotiate with Putin? What did you manage to achieve? One does not negotiate with terrorists. Would you negotiate with Hitler, with Stalin? Enough of the avoidance tactics and false gestures. Enough! Sanctions don't work!

–the Prime Minister emphasized. He called on EU leaders to implement sanctions that will "finally break Putin’s war machine"– Today we are witnessing the creation of a genocide map of the XXI century and the conclusion is that Russia is already a totalitarian, fascist state, which we must stop together– he added.

PM Morawiecki: It’s Germany, not Hungary, who’s holding us back

He proposed the establishment of an international commission composed of doctors, lawyers, and criminologists to investigate the atrocities committed by Russian forces. Addressing the German Chancellor directly, he said: - Olaf, it is not the voices of German businessmen and billionaires you should be listening to right now; Berlin should hear the voices of all the murdered Ukrainian civilians instead.

Morawiecki also addressed the former Chancellor, Angela Merkel: - Mrs. Chancellor, you have been silent since the beginning of the war, and it is Germany's policy of appeasement that has empowered Russia by giving it a monopoly on the sale of raw materials. This must be acknowledged and condemned.

- Leadership is not cowardice or calculation, it is an uncompromising fight against evil. Let’s not be intimidated. People in Ukraine just want to live their normal lives. Let's stop calculating and start thinking like people, let’s start acting effectively. We’ll be just fine without Russian oil and gas, you’ll see. But you must decide to take this bold step –  urged the Polish PM. - This is the cruelty of war, but if we act together in Europe, as members of NATO, we’ll be safe here in Poland.

When asked about Hungary’s refusal to allow the transit of lethal weapons to Ukraine through its territory, Morawiecki defended Prime Minister Victor Orban: - First of all, regardless of how one feels about Hungary, it should be noted that the ruling party has just secured its fourth victory with a constitutional majority. There is no need to focus our attention on Hungary now, we all know what the situation in Europe is. It is Germany, not Orban, who’s holding back the sanctions.


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