In the evening, the presidents of Ukraine and Poland gave speeches at Castle Square. A visit means changes in communication that are introduced on an ongoing basis.
As planned, the Ukrainian leader was officially welcomed by President Andrzej Duda. In the Presidential Palace he was awarded the Order of the White Eagle. After the face-to-face conversation between Duda and Zelensky, a meeting of the Polish and Ukrainian delegations with the participation of the presidents took place. This was followed by a joint press conference of the leaders.
As part of the visit, around 3 p.m., Volodymyr Zelensky went to Piłsudski Square, where he laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument to the Victims of the Smolensk Tragedy and the Monument to Lech Kaczyński. Later, he met Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. At the end of the visit, in the courtyard of the Royal Castle was held joint speech of the presidents of Poland and Ukraine, which had a public character.
Difficulties in communication
The speeches ended just before 8 p.m. Once again, the WZ route has been closed for buses and trams (on the section from Bankowy Square to Wileński Railway Station). lines 4, 13, 20, 23, 26, 160, 190 were diverted to detour routes.
Additionally, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat along its entire length (from ul. Świętojerska to the de Gaulle roundabout). Coaches 111, 116, 128, 166, 175, 180, 222, 503 detour routes in this area.
When streets are closed to traffic by the police, public transport vehicles are directed to detours along the nearest passable streets. Their routes can also be shortened.
The policemen also appealed to follow the orders of the law enforcement officers: “If you are on the route of the President of Ukraine and see something disturbing, share your fears with the policemen.”
Due to security reasons, on April 5 in Warsaw there is a ban on carrying weapons. The regulation on this matter was signed by the head of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration and published in the Journal of Laws on Tuesday.
On April 5, 2023, there will be a temporary ban on carrying weapons and moving them in an unloaded state in the area of the capital city of Warsaw. The ban was introduced by the regulation of the Minister of Interior and Administration. pic.twitter.com/mP4MNKvsOm
— Police Warsaw (@Policja_KSP) April 5, 2023
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