Polish material support to Ukraine, with its doorstep darkened by the Russian military, is to be discussed as part of the embattled country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky’s two-day ongoing visit to Poland.
Having arrived in Poland at President Andrzej Duda’s invitation, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with his counterpart “the security situation in the region and the threat of Russian aggression.”
“Supporting Ukraine is currently one of the priorities of the international policy of Andrzej Duda,” said the head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Paweł Soloch.
However, the question, posed by Poland’s public broadcaster TVP, is would Poland provide Ukraine with military support in the same way as declared by some NATO member states who had already mobilised such aid in the form of, for instance, military equipment.
The BBN head said that that precisely was “what both of the presidents are talking about.” He went on to say that during the two-day meeting in the Polish city of Wisła talks would cover “the possibilities of supporting Ukraine also in a material way, not just politically.” Mr Soloch added that this matter had been discussed with members of the Polish government and the management of the Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Internal Affairs and Administration.
For his part, the head of the presidential International Policy Bureau (BPM) Jakub Kumoch said on Thursday that “Poland supports Ukraine, saying clearly that there would be no consent for Russia’s aggressive politics.”
In the wake of the first day, President Zelensky dubbed the talks “productive”.
Productive talks with my friend @AndrzejDuda are underway. Discussed security challenges, lifting obstacles in the transport sphere, enhancing energy interaction. Agreed on a further schedule of meetings.— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) January 20, 2022
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