The most important events of the week: 27/05/2022 – Polish editorial office


President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on Davos to step up Western efforts to help Ukraine. At the World Economic Forum, both presidents and prime ministers said that Western Europe could do more for its eastern neighbour. It remains an open matter to give Ukraine the status of a candidate for the European Union.

President Andrzej Duda assured that Ukraine can count on the full support of our authorities, as well as his own.

President Andrzej Duda said that Russia’s aggression in Ukraine was part of the Kremlin’s plan to rebuild the Russian Empire. However, Russian authorities do not expect significant resistance from Ukraine. He stressed that the solidarity support of a country fighting for freedom is a common cause of the whole world, which is threatened by Russia’s plans for further expansion.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, on the other hand, assured that Poland was seeking the unity of the European Union countries in the Russian oil embargo. In an interview broadcast on American CNN television, the head of the Polish government stressed that when it comes to EU countries that oppose the imposition of the embargo, a compromise must be made: “Poland is working for the unity of the EU countries when it comes to imposing an import embargo. oil from Russia that there are countries that do not have access to the sea: Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria. I understand that we can reach a compromise among the 27 member states so as to introduce an embargo as soon as possible. Congestion related to oil supply to these countries this country can be eliminated with funds from the EU budget”.

In talks with foreign journalists at the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said, among other things, that the world still has not done enough to help Ukraine, fight against Russian aggression, and that there is no way for reconnection with Ukraine. Russia from before the war. He also stressed that the main problem was the rapid expansion of rail infrastructure, which would allow Ukraine’s grain exports to bypass Russia’s blockade of the Black Sea.


sunday visit President Andrzej Duda in Ukraine, it has a very strong symbolic, but also practical dimension, according to the Kiev political scientist Volodymyr Fesenko. He added that Poland remained an ally during the war, but that tightening ties would also pay off in peacetime. Volodymyr Fesenko stressed that cooperation between Warsaw and Kiev developed before the war, but the Russian attack on Ukraine accelerated this process. As he noted, Ukraine and Poland have a common enemy – Ukraine is fighting him on the front lines, and Poland is the most actively helping him in this. It has become a “credible base” and has accepted millions of Ukrainian refugees.

Political scientists emphasize that alliances must also be strengthened after the war. As he pointed out, the presidents of both countries announced a special initiative to promote this. According to him, the most significant is the announcement of simplification of customs supervision. He added that cooperation should be strengthened through joint economic projects both in Poland and in Ukraine after the war, as well as through the development of transport infrastructure and joint political initiatives.

The visit of the Polish president is widely echoed in many European countries. The Czech daily “Lidove Noviny” informed about the event on its front page. The Polish president delivered a speech in Ukraine’s parliament yesterday – as the newspaper emphasized – as the first foreign leader since the outbreak of war.

Ukraine will introduce regulations with special status for Polish citizens. This was reported by Volodymyr Zelensky who met in the Ukrainian capital with President Andrzej Duda. During a joint press conference, the Ukrainian leader thanked Poland for adopting a special law on the status of Ukrainian citizens who fled to Poland before the war. As he stressed, Ukraine will also protect Poland with special rights.


Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau he said in Berlin that Russia’s attack on Ukraine meant “failure and defeat” for Germany’s eastern policy. He stressed that Germany should take a leading role in establishing a security and defense system.

After meeting with the head of German diplomacy Annalena Baerbock Minister Zbigniew Rau noted that Berlin’s energy dependence on Moscow has led to the erosion of Germany’s credibility in Europe. The head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminded that Germany’s current “Ostpolitik” means respecting Russia’s right to create and maintain imperial traditions from the sphere of influence.

Minister Zbigniew Rau said that Germany and Poland should jointly work to ensure that Russia suffers a strategic defeat and that its troops leave Ukrainian territory. To this end, it is urgently necessary to change the attitude of those in power in Berlin, who are still opposed to the expansion of NATO.

In Berlin, the head of Polish diplomacy also met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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