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Polish Sejm approved new government less friendly to Ukraine

New Polish government is less friendly to Ukraine.

Polish Sejm approved the new government less friendly to Ukraine

October 1, Polish Sejm approved a new government headed by Ewa Kopacz. 259 MPs voted in support of the new government, and 183 – "against" and three MPs abstained, reported Ukrainska pravda, referring to Reuters.

September 22, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski approved the new Cabinet of Ministers headed by Ewa Kopacz.

However, the very first interview with Eva Kopacz was criticized both by politicians and by experts. In particular, answering a question on the support of the Ukrainian arms Kopacz notes that she thinks of it foremost as a woman. "I imagine what I would do if a man on the street waved a sharp instrument or held a gun in his hand … I would go to my house, lock it, and take care of my children," she said.

Such criticism has adjusted the position of Eva Kopacz. Speaking in Sejm before the motion of no confidence, she promised to continue the policy of supporting Ukraine. "We support the pro-European direction of Ukrainian development. But only the Ukrainians take the responsibility for the reform of the state," she said.

According to the Prime Minister, such a policy does not mean any agreement neither on the acquisition of territory of the sovereign state, nor forced change of borders in Europe. Ewa Kopacz added that cessation of fights in Ukraine and the consolidation of the Ukrainian state are key points for Poland and its citizens.

Grzegorz Schetyna took up the post of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who, according to experts, will not play the role of the "lawyer of Ukraine" at the level to which Kiev got used during the tenure of previous Minister Radoslaw Sikorski.

Besides, Schetyna has no diplomatic experience and does not even speak fluent English.