The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has thanked Poland and its people for their unprecedented support.
He said, “I want to thank the people of Poland, because this is unprecedented support for Ukraine. Unprecedented support for the Ukraine people from the Polish people.”
According to him, Poland has sheltered 2.5 million Ukrainians who were forced to flee their homes, to escape the war, and is now doing everything possible to ensure that they do not feel like refugees.
Zelenskyy also focused that he is personally grateful to Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata, who “showed a special attitude to Ukraine.”
He also emphasised the fact that against the backdrop of the war, Ukraine and Poland managed to unite & push back to the background the historical issue they had before.
Zelenskyy said, “Poland has a special relationship with Ukraine, and it seems to me that even the historical issues that the two nations have are insignificant compared to how united our nations have become since the beginning of this brazen war waged by Russia. Friendship, unity – we all felt this from Poland.”
As per him, since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he has been in constant with his Polish counterpart- every day or several times a day. This helped quickly approve joint decisions that facilitated the resolution of the situation at the borders and helped Ukrainian citizens escape the war. There was an understanding of the need to make quick decisions “without excessive bureaucracy” on crossing the border, which would help in a difficult situation.”