In connection with the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a ban on carrying weapons will be in force in Warsaw on April 5. The regulation on this matter was signed by the head of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration.
The regulation provides for the introduction of a ban on “carrying or moving unloaded weapons of any kind in the area of the capital city of Warsaw on April 5, 2023”.
For safety reasons
The justification for the regulation reads that “the introduction of a temporary ban on carrying weapons or moving them in an unloaded state is justified by the need to ensure an appropriate level of security during the official visit of the President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky, to be held in Poland on April 5, 2023.”
The justification explains that the ban was introduced due to “the current geopolitical situation, and above all the military operations carried out in the territory of neighboring Ukraine, resulting from the aggression of the Russian Federation against this country that has been going on for over a year.”
“Introducing a ban on carrying and moving weapons for persons legally possessing them is consistent with the provisions of the Act of 21 May 1999 on weapons and ammunition and is intended to eliminate the possibility of disturbing the proper atmosphere of planned talks, e.g. possessor or forcibly taken by other people.
Volodymyr Zelensky in Warsaw
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is due to arrive in Warsaw on Wednesday. The head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Grażyna Ignaczak-Bandych, informed that his visit would last one day. The Ukrainian leader will be accompanied by his wife, First Lady Olena Zelenska. It will be a “full-scale” visit, i.e. with a welcome ceremony, face-to-face talks and talks with delegations. According to representatives of the Chancellery of the President and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, security, economy and “historical issues” will be among the most important topics to be discussed.
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