Poland: 'Enemy' is too beautiful a word, but we should not call Russia so

Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman Lukasz Jasina suggested calling Russia an adversary rather than an enemy. Earlier, the head of the National Security Bureau of the country, Paweł Soloch, said that the NATO summit should refer to Russia as an enemy.

The Polish authorities did not accept the initiative. According to Lukasz Jasina, "enemy" is a beautiful and poetic word, but one should use it very carefully in diplomatic nooks and crannies.

In this regard, the press secretary of the Polish Foreign Ministry suggested using the term "adversary". According to him, "the adversary may not always be the enemy, it is not the same, but quite enough."

Earlier, Paweł Soloch, the head of the National Security Bureau of Poland, set out a hope that Russia would be recognized as NATO's enemy in the new strategic concept of the alliance. According to him, "this is what we are waiting for — to identify Russia as an enemy."

It remains unclear whom Mr. Solokh meant exactly by saying "we".

The new NATO concept, which is to be adopted at the summit in Madrid, Russia is to be designated as a threat to the security of the alliance.

"Our new concept will lead us to an era of strategic competition," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg earlier said adding that the document would show that the North Atlantic Alliance "perceives Russia as the most significant and direct threat to security."

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Author`s name: Editorial Team, Editor: Dmitry Sudakov