In the war brought about by Russia, there can be only one result – either Ukraine wins or the whole of Europe loses, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday in Kyiv, where he met with his Ukrainian and Lithuanian counterparts under the Lublin Triangle format.
“Europe has noticed the threat from Russia too late, which is why today we cannot procrastinate with providing help to Ukraine,” PM Morawiecki said, adding that “this war will end when each house, each school, each hospital and each road is reclaimed.”
The PM reassured that Poland stood with Ukraine in the international arena because our state stood on the side of freedom. “Poland, and I am sure that the same goes for Lithuania, will support Ukraine as long as necessary,” he stressed.
Either Ukraine is victorious or all of Europe will be lost. We are stronger together. 🇵🇱🤝🇺🇦 https://t.co/gHbp1Dlzse— Mateusz Morawiecki (@MorawieckiM) November 26, 2022
Parties to the declaration confirmed their readiness to intensify the discussion within NATO on inviting Ukraine to accession talks in the light of approaching the Alliance summit in Vilnius. The signatories also stressed the importance of further strengthening the military, financial and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and also confirmed their participation in the rebuilding of Ukraine.
During #LublinTriangle meeting we talked with @MorawieckiM & @IngridaSimonyte about military aid & rebuilding 🇺🇦. We condemned russia's ongoing attacks & war crimes. Grateful to 🇵🇱 & 🇱🇹 for their readiness to intensify discussion on inviting 🇺🇦 to negotiate its joining NATO. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/HeS4uHmwkp— Denys Shmyhal (@Denys_Shmyhal) November 26, 2022
The officials also condemned the referenda organised by Russia in occupied Ukrainian territories, and Russia’s attempts to annex the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia regions. They also stressed their non-recognition of the change of status of the said regions.
🇵🇱 🇺🇦 🇱🇹 Premier @MorawieckiM w #Kijów: Niech żyje wolna i niepodległa Ukraina i nasza przyjaźń. Wierzę, że nasze partnerstwo w tej sprawie, pomoże przezwyciężyć to rosyjskie okrucieństwo. pic.twitter.com/eINyI0a98B— Kancelaria Premiera (@PremierRP) November 26, 2022
A 2nd Lublin triangle meeting of the 🇱🇹, 🇵🇱 & 🇺🇦 PM's today in Kyiv, reconfirming trilateral cooperation, first of all, in helping Ukraine to defend its own freedom, as well as the rules-based world order. Our support to Ukraine must and will continue till their victory and ours. pic.twitter.com/pavaRtB8Kz— Ingrida Šimonytė (@IngridaSimonyte) November 26, 2022
PM Morawiecki recalled that November 26 in Ukraine is the Holodomor Memorial Day, with this year marking the 90th anniversary of the famine that had been deliberately unleashed by communists. It was in November 1932 that at the behest of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin Soviet police seized all grain and livestock from newly collectivised Ukrainian farms, including the seed needed to plant the next crop.
#Holodomor #GenocideOfIranians pic.twitter.com/dW57zOkTza— Holodomor Museum (@HolodomorMuseum) November 26, 2022
Between four and 10 million Ukrainians died as a result of the Holodomor, Poland’s MFA recalled, adding that “in 2006, Poland recognised Holodomor as a genocide perpetrated against the Ukrainian nation.”
#Holodomor #GenocideOfIranians pic.twitter.com/6LuLYFn5tT— Holodomor Museum (@HolodomorMuseum) November 26, 2022
Millions of Ukrainians starved to death in the following months from what Yale University historian Timothy Snyder calls “clearly premeditated mass murder”.
#Holodomor #GenocideOfIranians pic.twitter.com/pzvpMwrepO— Holodomor Museum (@HolodomorMuseum) November 26, 2022
“We meet on the 90th anniversary of the famine deliberately provoked by the communist regime. Today, the world stands in the face of another deliberately-induced famine, which Russia seeks to bring down on Africa and East Central Asia,” the PM said.
#Holodomor #GenocideOfIranians pic.twitter.com/UIVXboLZWv— Holodomor Museum (@HolodomorMuseum) November 26, 2022