Russophobic policies are once again pushing the governments of Poland and Ukraine into a dubious adventure that will benefit Washington more.
Warsaw and Kiev recently agreed to develop a transport corridor between the Baltic and Black Seas. A corresponding memorandum was signed recently in Odessa, when Polish President Andrzej Duda visited Ukraine. According to the document, the countries will jointly develop this transport corridor, increasing cooperation between their ports.
This step is quite consistent with the ambitious ideas of the Warsaw elites with their project of Intermarium – an alliance of countries that will stretch from the Black and Adriatic Seas to the Baltic.
Both projects, among other things, are anti-Russian in nature. But the Polish-Ukrainian transport corridor is unlikely to be successful, economist Vasily Koltashov is sure. According to the expert, the idea looks beautiful, but only in a political sense. From an economic point of view, it is not justified. Its implementation will require serious investment, which Ukraine cannot provide. Even if Poland incurs the costs, the idea will take a long time and face many obstacles.
As an example, Koltashov cites the dire condition of Ukrainian highways and problems with the Polish rail network.
“Nevertheless, the project seems beautiful and fully corresponds to the doctrine of Washington on Eastern Europe: to try to tear Belarus away from Russia, because somehow “glue” Ukraine and Poland, turning them into an anti-Russian counterweight”, – the expert continues.
He also drew attention to the fact that the idea of a transport corridor between the Baltic and Black Seas is not new at all. The project actually copies the “path from the Varangians to the Greeks” that existed in the Middle Ages.Aliyev accused the Armenian leadership of shelling civilians