The interview came ahead of the NATO summit, which is due to be held at the National Stadium in Warsaw between July 8 and 9.
During the gathering, NATO is expected to formally approve the deployment of its four battalions in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Discussing ways to deter alleged Russian aggression will also be high on the agenda.
Speaking to Sputnik, Rekas mentioned Macierewicz's interview with the Polish newspaper Nasz Dziennik (Our Journal), citing examples of bellicose rhetoric directed towards Russia, and comparing it with the country's previous policy of not irritating its neighbor.
"His latest remarks are nothing new given that Macierewicz has repeatedly made statements aimed at showing the alleged leading role of modern-day Poland in the global approach with regard to Russia," he said.
He also referred to Macierewicz's previous remarks about the Polish army's effective response to alleged Russian aggression, which Rekas described as no less than an "incitement to war."
"On the whole, the West does not want war with Russia. But this man is ready to drag Poland into a foolish political adventure," Rekas said, warning not to use force against Russia, which he said will almost certainly respond in kind.
Last week, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will be forced to respond adequately to the deployment of NATO's missile defense system in Poland and the Western alliance’s eastward military buildup.
The United States’ Aegis Ashore system is expected to become operational in Poland in 2018. It is slated to form part of the European missile shield and be armed with land-based Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors.
In recent years, the United States has taken significant steps to deploy ballistic missile defense systems throughout Europe under the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA). The Aegis Ashore facility in Poland marks the third phase of the EPAA.