President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Andrzej Duda

3 May 2022 - 20:53

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.

The President of Ukraine congratulated the leader of Poland and all the fraternal Polish people on the 231st anniversary of the Constitution of May 3, which is celebrated today.

"Democratic values and traditions, the pursuit of justice unite our states and people. Today we feel the strong leadership support of Poland in the selfless struggle of the Ukrainian people for the protection of European values. We appreciate it!” the President of Ukraine emphasized.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed the President of Poland about the course of the resistance to the aggressor on the frontline, about the tragic situation in Mariupol.

The interlocutors discussed further defense assistance to Ukraine. The Ukrainian Head of State especially noted Poland's significant contribution in this direction.

The leaders paid special attention to further sanctions pressure on Russia, which should be intensified and expanded.

"Russia has already started an energy war against Poland and the whole of Europe. EU states must get rid of energy dependence on Russia," the President of Ukraine stressed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed his Polish counterpart about the beginning of the work on the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. In this regard, he thanked Poland for the initiative to hold a high-level International Donors' Conference for Ukraine together with the Government of Sweden and the leadership of the European Commission, which will be attended by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

The President of Ukraine noted the key role of Poland in supporting Ukraine's movement towards EU membership and expressed confidence in the prompt adoption of all necessary decisions by Brussels.

During the conversation, the leaders touched upon the issue of comprehensive assistance provided by the government and the people of the Republic of Poland to millions of Ukrainians who have found temporary shelter from aggression in the neighboring country. Volodymyr Zelenskyy especially thanked Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata for their personal support.

The President of Ukraine also invited the President of Poland to address the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.