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Ukraine President visits Poland, one of Kyiv's closest allies. Volodymyr Zelensky made his first formal visit to Poland since Russia’s invasion started as the visit is part of Zelensky's diplomatic duties to press the West to keep up its support in the second year of Russia’s war.

Cecilia Jones
Apr 06, 202313 Shares740 Views
Ukraine President visits Poland, one of Kyiv's closest allies. Volodymyr Zelensky made his first formal visit to Poland since Russia’s invasion started as the visit is part of Zelensky's diplomatic duties to press the West to keep up its support in the second year of Russia’s war.

Ukraine President Visits Poland

During his visit, Zelensky was awarded Poland’s highest honor, the Order of the White Eagle, during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw.
Zelensky expressed his gratitude to Poland for taking in more than a million Ukrainian refugees and leading the way in urging NATO partners to send Kyiv more military supplies.
Zelensky made a statement at a joint appearance with Duda saying,
You have not abandoned Ukraine, you stood with us shoulder to shoulder, and we are grateful to you. We believe this is a historic relationship.- Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky
The Ukrainian president's visit marks a normalization of his diplomatic duties, unlike previous visits abroad in recent months that were typically announced at a moment’s notice and involved high-stakes travel under cover of darkness. Zelensky is traveling accompanied by his wife, and the visit itself encompasses a fuller schedule.
Poland has been a steadfast ally of Ukraine since Russia invaded, taking in more people displaced by the war than any other country. This commitment has partially mended Warsaw’s rocky relationship with the European Union and seen the country emerge as a leading NATO member in combating Russia’s threat.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits Poland

During the visit, Zelensky met with representatives of Polish businesses, volunteers, rescuers, and the mayors of cities bordering Ukraine. The trip comes amid a slow-moving military stalemate in eastern Ukraine. Zelensky recently visited troops near the frontline in the Donbas, where Russia has made little territorial progress for several months.
Last month, Poland became the first NATO country to pledge fighter jets to Ukraine, sending four MiG-29 planes. Ukraine has also received its first shipments of tanks from the United Kingdom, Germany, and other Western countries in the past weeks, following weeks of negotiations earlier in the year in which Warsaw was a crucial broker. Kyiv hopes that the arrival of the vehicles will allow units on the frontline to be more aggressive in attacking Russian positions.
With fighting generally confined to Ukraine’s east and bogged down in trench warfare, Zelensky appears to be cautiously taking advantage of his increased ability to visit world leaders in person and make the case for more support. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg indicated on Tuesday that Zelensky has also been invited to the alliance’s summit, taking place in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius in July.
Stoltenberg said,
A strong independent Ukraine is vital for the stability of the Euro-Atlantic area, and we look forward to meeting President Zelensky at our Vilnius summit in July.- NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Conclusion

The show of friendship between Ukraine and Poland epitomizes the extent to which their relations have flourished in the face of Moscow’s war. Despite the countries' intertwined but complicated past, keeping Moscow at bay has been considered a crucial joint objective of each nation.
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