Tens of thousands of right-wing extremists are expected to march through the streets of Warsaw this month — on the same day the United Nations climate conference starts.
The clash of events is prompting concern for the safety of delegates at the conference.
Right-wing groups are a “clear threat to minorities,” said Michael Dorsey, a delegate with the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
Marcin Waszczuk is ready for action. Dressed in camouflage fatigues with a Polish flag on the shoulder, the heavyset 41-year-old is the head of Strzelec, one of Poland’s largest paramilitary organisations, and he wants to be prepared in case of a Russian attack.
Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly tried to tempt Poland into invading Ukraine with the goal of partitioning the country in 2013, former Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski told Ben Judah in an article in Politico.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former president and Nobel Peace laureate, Lech Walesa, said Friday he plans to urge President Barack Obama to take a more active world leadership role when he visits Poland in June. Speaking to The Associated Press, Walesa said "the world is disorganized and the superpower is not taking the lead. I am displeased."