President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda who arrived in our country to participate in the Second Summit of the Crimea Platform in Kyiv.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the importance of the presence of friends of Ukraine on such a symbolic day - the Day of the National Flag.
"I am glad to welcome to Ukraine our wonderful neighbor, President of Poland Andrzej Duda. Thank you for being here today, for being with us on the day of our flag and on the eve of the biggest holiday for Ukraine - Independence Day," said the Ukrainian Head of State.
The President of Ukraine said that during the meeting with his Polish colleague, the entire complex of issues of bilateral relations, joint protection of the freedom of our peoples and Europe in general was discussed.
"Of course, we talked about defense, security, support and shelter for Ukrainians and our children in Poland. I am very grateful to you, Andrzej, your wife, your government and the people of friendly Poland, which treat Ukraine so warmly and in a brotherly manner," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
He noted that some help requires silence, but it is important that this silence is then heard by the enemy.
"Everything we need now is known in detail to the President of Poland. And we are very grateful for the amount provided by the Polish side, which helps us a lot. For us, for Ukraine, during the war, the issue of support with weapons is a priority," the Head of State emphasized.
The President also noted that today, despite aggression from the Russian Federation, the second summit of the Crimea Platform will take place.
"And we will do everything to deoccupy our Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. The Crimea Platform is an excellent political tool for discussion and deoccupation of parts of our beautiful state," he said.
According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, representatives of 60 foreign states and international organizations became participants in this year's summit of the Crimea Platform. In particular, the countries of the African continent and Latin America, which were not present at the first summit, joined.
For his part, President of Poland Andrzej Duda noted that it is an honor for him to be next to the President of Ukraine and other partners at the event, which is important for the deoccupation of Crimea.
"Ukraine is fighting today, defending its independence, its integrity from Russian aggression, which began not on February 24, but back in 2014, when Russia first attacked Ukraine, starting the de facto occupation of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and first of all, the occupation of Crimea," he emphasized.
According to the President of Poland, it is symbolic for Poles and representatives of the Baltic states to be next to Ukrainians who are fighting against Russian aggression.
Andrzej Duda also noted that it is a great honor for him to be able to personally congratulate the Ukrainian people on National Flag Day and Independence Day, which will be celebrated tomorrow.
The President of Poland expressed confidence in the victory of our country in the war with Russia, the return of all occupied territories and rebuilding and strengthening our country. And the Republic of Poland and other democratic partner states will support Ukraine in this, he noted.
"I want you to be sure: Poland and the Poles stand with you and will support you until the last day of your struggle. We deeply believe that this will be your victorious struggle, and we stand by you," Andrzej Duda said.