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PRESS RELEASE : Volodymyr Zelenskyy supports Andrzej Duda’s initiative for a new good-neighborly agreement between Ukraine and Poland, which would help enhance relations between the two countries

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 22 May 2022.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed support for the initiative of Polish President Andrzej Duda to conclude a new good-neighborly agreement that would help maintain warm relations between the nations of the two countries. He said this during a meeting with media representatives following talks with Andrzej Duda in Kyiv.

“I do not want our nations to risk our relations Relations with Poland today are one of the highest priorities for Ukraine. I am sure that they are now the most powerful in the history of our nations. And I really want us to have agreements not for the sake of agreements, but concrete, substantive ones that can only improve our lives, enhance the relations of our societies,” said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The President of Ukraine is convinced that such a document should first be worked on by specialists, after which the presidents of the two states will move to the political part, in particular to the coordination of certain issues.

For his part, Andrzej Duda noted that it would be symbolic to sign such an agreement between Ukraine and Poland by January 2023, marking the 160th anniversary of the January Uprising, during which Poles and Ukrainians fought against the domination of the Russian Empire.

“It is difficult for me to say now whether we will be able to work out new decisions by this time, but I am sure of one thing: today we are in a completely different situation, and this situation creates a new picture. First of all, it creates a new perspective,” he stressed.

The President of Poland suggested that the leaders of the two countries, together with experts, prepare an agreement that would accelerate the implementation of new prospects and opportunities.

“It would be a big mistake if we did not use this chance,” said Andrzej Duda.