Poland says Ukraine must decide its own future
Polish President Andrzej Duda told lawmakers in Kiev that Ukraine has the right to determine its own future.
So far, Kiev has rejected any peace deal including territorial concessions as well as rejected calls for a ceasefire if Russian forces remain in Ukrainian territory, citing that This will simply give Moscow time to rebuild its forces.
Speaking to the Ukrainian Parliament on May 22, Polish President Andrzej Duda said: “There have been worried voices that Ukraine should give in to the demands of (Russian President) Putin. Only Ukraine has the right. decide about your future… There’s nothing about you that isn’t up to you.”
Mr. Duda became the first foreign leader to speak directly to the legislature Ukraine in Kiev since Russia opened military offensive campaign entered a neighboring country on February 24. According to him, the international community needs to demand that Russia completely withdraw its troops from Ukrainian territory.
Reuters quoted the Polish president as saying: “If Ukraine sacrifices even an inch of its territory for economic reasons or political ambitions, it will be a big blow not only for this country, but also for the sake of Ukraine. for the entire Western world”.
Relations between Poland and Russia “Rice is not healthy, soup is not sweet”. Since the outbreak of hostilities, Poland has positioned itself as one of Ukraine’s most loyal allies.
Warsaw strongly supports tough sanctions against Moscow, and expressed its desire for Ukraine to be admitted to the European Union (EU).
“I will not rest until Ukraine becomes an EU member,” Duda said.
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