The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 16 May 2022.
Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak had a meeting with Secretary of State, Head of the International Policy Bureau at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland Jakub Kumoch.
“We discussed Poland’s security and economic support for Ukraine. Together we oppose the aggression of the Russian Federation, because today Ukraine protects from Russian aggression not only itself, but also the whole of Europe – common values, freedom and democracy,” Andriy Yermak said.
He praised the solidarity of the Polish government and the Polish people with the Ukrainian people.
“I am grateful for the unprecedented support for Ukraine by the Republic of Poland from the first hours of the full-scale invasion of Russia,” said the Head of the Office of the President.
The interlocutors also discussed the strengthening of security cooperation now and the future architecture of security guarantees after achieving peace.
Andriy Yermak noted that the Ukrainian side is currently actively working with Poland to build new logistics routes, speed up cargo clearance procedures and increase capacity at the common border.
“I am grateful to our Polish friends for the leadership in the issue of Ukraine’s EU membership. I expect the decision of the European Union to grant our state the status of a candidate country to be adopted as soon as possible,” the Head of the President’s Office stressed.
“I am convinced that the current unprecedented mutual support between Kyiv and Warsaw creates a unique opportunity for a new stage in bilateral relations, for overcoming historical barriers and making significant progress in all issues of bilateral cooperation,” he added.
Andriy Yermak also invited Poland to take an active part in the reconstruction of settlements and infrastructure facilities in those Ukrainian regions that have suffered significant damage as a result of Russian aggression.