– It seems to me that this is a very important visit (…) Poland still remains a partner, an ally, a good friend of Ukraine – Andriy Deszczycia, former ambassador of Ukraine to Poland, commented on Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s visit to Kiev. The guest of “Fakty po Faktach” also referred to the words of the Prime Minister of Ukraine about the “reset of relations between Poland and Ukraine”. – It is good that Prime Minister Tusk, Prime Minister Shmyhal and President Zelensky discussed it in talks and stated that they are ready to find a way out of these problems – said Deszczycia.
On Monday, Prime Minister Donald Tusk visited Kiev, assuring Poland of support for fighting Ukraine and announcing military cooperation. The purpose of the trip was also to improve relations, because the Warsaw-Kiev line has been crackling with tension in recent months.
Tusk during his visit to Kiev on Monday met with President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. – We must remember that when we fight for the freedom of Ukraine, we are also fighting for the freedom of Poland, Zelensky said at a joint press conference with Tusk. – You are actually fighting for the security of the entire free world – said the head of the Polish government.
Rainfall: This is a very important visit
– I think this is a very important visit, very timely. These declarations made in Kiev on the part of Prime Minister Donald Tusk are very important for the development of further Ukrainian-Polish relations. Especially considering what we hear from Slovakia and Hungary. Poland remains Ukraine’s partner, ally and good friend. This is what we expected in Ukraine, in Kiev, and Prime Minister Tusk confirmed it. It seems to me that these declarations and decisions that have already been made and will be made (…) will confirm our good relations and develop them in the right direction – said the guest of “Fakty po Faktach”.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said during a joint press conference with the head of government of the Republic of Poland, Donald Tusk: “Today we are talking about a reset of relations between our countries, a reset based on balance, partnership and the common goal of the independence and prosperity of our countries.
“Sometimes there are times when you have to solve problems”
Andriy Deszczycia, former ambassador of Ukraine to Poland, commented on these words. – During my stay in Warsaw for the last eight years, I have experienced various stages of Ukrainian-Polish relations. Of course, what happened in February and March 2020 during the Russian aggression showed how much Poland and the Polish nation understand and support Ukraine. Of course, we want it to stay that way, Deszczycia said.
As he said, good relations between countries are sometimes interspersed with more difficult moments. – Sometimes there are stages or periods when problems need to be solved. There have been some such problems in the last few months and it is good that Prime Minister Tusk, Prime Minister Shmyhal and President Zelensky discussed it in talks and said that they were ready to find a way out of these problems – said the former ambassador.
– This hits something very important in the situation we are in. The most important thing is to resist the Russian invasion and aggression, Deszczycia added.
Rain: our power is also dependent on the West
The former Ukrainian ambassador to Poland also answered the question about the situation on the front. – The situation is difficult. The situation without some concrete victories on the front will always be difficult, but our strength lies in several elements. These are the determination of the Ukrainian armed forces, the determination of the Ukrainian society, and the tough position of the Ukrainian government and president, he said.
– Our power also depends on the support of the West and the support of our partners. If there is no such support, it will be very difficult to overcome Russian aggression, Deszczycia said.
The guest of “Facts after Facts” said that without Western support, Russian aggression may spread to other countries. – If we do not support it, this threat will certainly spread beyond Ukraine to another region. The only way out is to fight until the end, until victory, but we all have to do it together – said Deszczycia.
“European countries probably already realize that Russia is a threat to them too.”
Deshchytsia was asked whether, in his opinion, Ukraine would not be able to cope without the funds provided by… United States he said that if there is no support from the US, Ukrainians are counting on help from European countries. – European countries probably already realize that Russia is a threat to them too, and if we fail to obtain this support from the United States, we hope that we will be able to obtain help from the European Union and European countries – he said.
– It will also be an investment in security in Europe. We will continue our fight and military actions. We will also count on the continued position of the European Union and NATO regarding support for Ukraine, Deszczycia added.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines told congressmen that Ukraine would lack some air defense and artillery capabilities in the coming weeks. The lack of aid will not only affect Ukraine – emphasized the president’s advisers Joe Biden quoted by NBC News. – If Congress does not agree to additional military aid for Ukraine in the coming days, Russia may win the war within weeks, or at best months, they added.
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