President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda took part in the opening of the Walk of the Brave on Constitution Square in Kyiv.
The Walk was laid on the initiative of the Head of State on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of Ukraine's independence. The place was not chosen randomly, as modern independent Ukraine was born on Constitution Square in front of the Verkhovna Rada.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that this Walk will feature the names of political leaders and other representatives of partner countries that have provided Ukraine with important support since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation.
Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, became the first foreign leader to be honored on the Walk of the Brave.
"Today I want to open the Walk of the Brave in the presence of President of Poland Andrzej Duda. His name will always be on this Walk. It is a symbol of bravery, a symbol of friendship, of support for Ukraine when it is really needed," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.
Andrzej Duda played a particularly important role in strengthening the defense capabilities of our country in the first days of the full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation. He arrived in war-torn Ukraine, called Russia's actions an unprecedented violation of international law and emphasized that the Russian Federation was thereby excluding itself from the international community.
It was Poland that was one of the first EU countries to become a new home for millions of forced migrants from Ukraine. Industry, business, ordinary Poles - everyone contributed to the fastest possible adaptation and support of our citizens. The Polish government and the Sejm have simplified the procedures for crossing the border and the subsequent inclusion of Ukrainians in the friendly European community as much as possible.