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Poland’s Ukrainian Rehabilitation

Poland has used Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to improve its international standing and lobby effectively for Central and Eastern European interests. But to be taken seriously, it must defend democratic values and freedoms at home with the same resolve that it has shown in standing with Ukraine.

BRATISLAVA – Russia’s war against Ukraine has been reshaping European politics. The former Soviet bloc countries of Central and Eastern Europe – all now members of the European Union and NATO – have proved to be a major force in shaping the West’s strategy for preserving Ukraine as an independent nation-state. And none more so than Poland.