04:03 GMT27 October 2020
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    Polish politician Magdalena Ogorek criticized Poland's foreign policy towards Russia and called for lifting anti-Russian sanctions.

    Poland should normalize its relations with Russia, Polish presidential candidate for the Democratic Left Alliance Magdalena Ogorek believes.

    Currently, Polish foreign policy towards Russia is "mistaken" and the confrontation with Moscow has significant risks, Ogorek said.

    "We should keep in mind that Russia is our neighbor and our relations with Russia should be very balanced," according to her.

    Ogorek underscored that her opinion is supported by a growing number of Polish people who are afraid of rising tensions in the region.

    "As president I want to maintain balanced relations with the Russian Federation. We will have to make much effort to restore our relations."

    "If I am elected president and invited to visit Moscow, I will certainly accept the invitation," she added.

    In addition, Ogorek opposed Poland’s possible involvement in a UN-backed peacekeeping mission to Ukraine and called for lifting anti-Russian sanctions which, as she thinks, "are not effective anymore."

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