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Vladimir Putin Is 'More Dangerous Than Hitler Or Stalin', Poland's Prime Minister Claims

Vladimir Putin Is 'More Dangerous Than Hitler Or Stalin', Poland's Prime Minister Claims

Mateusz Morawiecki has warned about the need of ‘deputinisation’

Poland’s Prime Minister believes Russian leader Vladimir Putin is ‘more dangerous’ than fascist dictators Hitler and Stalin, having said he not only has ‘deadlier weapons’ at his disposal, but the modern advantage of new media.  

Mateusz Morawiecki has warned about the need of ‘deputinisation’, saying that, while it seemed ‘impossible’ that dictators like Hitler or Stalin could return in our lifetime, the illusion that ‘history cannot repeat itself was laid bare on February 24 this year’, when Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. 

Writing for The Telegraph he said: “On Monday this week, a parade took place in Moscow to celebrate the end of the Second World War. Vladimir Putin once again presented to the world the mythology of the Russian victory over Nazism. He ignored the fact that while the Red Army defeated Nazi Germany, it brought slavery to many nations.” 

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Morawiecki explained how the West ‘chose to compromise with Stalin’, knowing it was a ‘deal with the devil’, saying the rebirth of Europe that followed was only possible by building a system in which ‘war and war and totalitarianism would never again be possible’. 

Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, he said, raises concerns about whether or not the ‘foundations of our freedom are still firm and intact’. 

He continued: “Putin is neither Hitler nor Stalin. Unfortunately, he is more dangerous. Not only does he have deadlier weapons at his disposal, but he also has the new media at his fingertips to spread his propaganda. 

“Not so long ago, Poland engaged in an information war with Russia over the genesis of the Second World War. We won; but Putin achieved his goals. He infected the internet with millions of instances of fake news.”


Morawiecki said the world 'cannot be under any illusions' at this stage, claiming that what we're seeing is 'not insanity' but a 'deliberate strategy that has already opened the gates to genocide'.

The Polish leader added: "Just as Germany was once subject to denazification, today the only chance for Russia and the civilised world is 'deputinisation'.

"If we do not engage in this task immediately, we will not only lose Ukraine, we will lose our soul and our freedom and sovereignty, as well. Because Russia will not stop at Kyiv. She has set out on a long march towards the West and it’s up to us to decide where we stop her."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: World News, Vladimir Putin