President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulates Poland on Independence Day during a video conference with Andrzej Duda

11 November 2023 - 15:16

Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulates Poland on Independence Day during a video conference with Andrzej Duda

On the Independence Day of Poland, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a video conference with President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.

The Head of the Ukrainian state greeted the leader of Poland and the entire Polish nation on Independence Day. Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that Ukraine's independence will always be a strong support for the freedom of Poland.

"Our nations, together with all of Europe, have passed a great path, and whenever we were on the same side, we changed history for the better. Remarkable things are possible when Ukrainians and Poles are united by a common goal. As in the battles of Orsha and Zamość, and now, in the ongoing battle for the freedom of Ukraine, and consequently, Poland. We will win this battle because we value each other," the President said.

As Volodymyr Zelenskyy assured, Ukrainians will always be grateful to the Polish people for their assistance during the difficult times of Russian aggression.

"I am grateful that Polish hearts felt the rhythm of Ukrainian hearts at that very moment and in the way it was needed. I am thankful that for the Polish people, values such as honor, freedom, and solidarity are truly fundamental. And I am grateful for the calm and respect for all our people whom you sheltered, sharing the warmth of the Polish home," the Head of State said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy highlighted the importance of strong relations between Ukraine and Poland as one of the foundations of European unity.

"European unity – our common interest – can be powerful only when one of its foundations is the alliance between Ukrainian and Polish will, when we are together, both in the European Union and in NATO, and in all defining moments of our shared history. Together, we are at least twice as strong," he said.

On his part, Andrzej Duda emphasized that his country will continue to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression and on the path to NATO and European Union membership.

The President of Poland congratulated the Head of the Ukrainian state on the decision of the European Commission to start negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU.

"I congratulate you on this progress and on the fact that despite the challenging military situation, you are fulfilling the next requirements on the path to the European Union. We not only cheer for you but will also support you, we will support your aspirations," the President of Poland said.