The Polish President's Office announced that the Presidents of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine who met in Lviv have signed the Joint Declaration of the Presidents of the Lublin Triangle. In the document, the presidents of Poland and Lithuania upheld Ukraine's inalienable right to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. They also made clear their will to cooperate in the process of rebuilding Ukraine at the conflict’s end.
“Together with the presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania - Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Gitanas Nauseda - in the format of the Lublin Triangle, we are talking on Wednesday in Lviv about military support for Ukraine against Russian aggression and about Ukraine's integration with the EU and NATO,” President Andrzej Duda said.
One of the decisions announced after the meeting, is the Polish commitment to ship Leopard tanks to Ukraine within a wider European coalition. The Ukrainian army and politicians have been asking western partners for such a move for many months.
Lwów | Podpisanie Wspólnej Deklaracji Prezydentów Trójkąta Lubelskiego @AndrzejDuda, @GitanasNauseda, @ZelenskyyUa.— Kancelaria Prezydenta (@prezydentpl) January 11, 2023
“A company of Leopard tanks will be handed over as part of coalition building, because, as you know, a whole range of formal requirements, approvals and so on must be met for this purpose, but above all we want it to be an international coalition,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said.
Wspólna deklaracja Prezydentów Ukrainy @ZelenskyyUa, Polski @AndrzejDuda i Litwy @GitanasNauseda przyjęta podczas II Szczytu Trójkąta Lubelskiego: https://t.co/rdVkyOpK0R pic.twitter.com/dAPDGjnBQD— Kancelaria Prezydenta (@prezydentpl) January 11, 2023
The Lublin Triangle is a format of trilateral cooperation between Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine. It was established in 2020 and its goal is for deepening political, economic and social cooperation between these countries, and to support Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
President of #Ukraine @ZelenskyyUa: From the first days of the full-scale invasion, we've felt the support of our fraternal peoples of Poland and Lithuania.— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) January 11, 2023
I am grateful to Andrzej Duda and Gitanas Nausėda for their visit. Thank you for helping our people!🇵🇱🇱🇹🇺🇦#LublinTriangle pic.twitter.com/etM0PXvbis