The much-anticipated interview between Tucker Carlson, a pro-Trump and pro-Putin journalist, and the Russian president turned out to be less spectacular, but still interesting in many ways. The American, not being fully familiar with the realities that Putin was talking about, allowed the Kremlin leader to deliver a peculiar monologue aimed at the Russian and US electorates. But there was also something that particularly interests us – Putin talked a lot and ominously about Poland, although he pretended to be a "dove of peace". Russia, he assured, does not intend to attack other countries, such as Poland, unless Poland attacks Russia. But that is exactly what should rather alarm us. According to Putin, "thousands of mercenaries" are fighting against Russians in Ukraine, the most from Poland. Kremlin propaganda repeats that the airport in Rzeszów, from where equipment is being transferred to Ukraine, has long since become a "legitimate target for Russian missiles".
According to this logic, Russia may also consider the help for Ukrainians who came to Poland after the outbreak of the war as an attack on itself.