Andrzej Sebastian Duda is the President of Poland.
Andrzej Duda was born in Krakow on May 16, 1972.
In 1996 he graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Faculty of Law and Administration.
From 2006 until 2007 he served as the Deputy Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice in Poland.
In 2008 he was appointed State Secretary in the Chancellery of the President of Poland and remained in this position until 2010.
In 2011 Andrzej Duda was elected to the Sejm from the "Law and Justice" party.
In 2014 he was elected as one of the deputies of the European Parliament, as a result of which he resigned from the Sejm.
In 2015, in the second round of the Polish presidential elections Andrzej Duda won, bypassing the incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski and headed the state.
Andrzej Duda is married. His spouse is Agata Kornhauser-Duda. The couple got married in 1995. They are raising their daughter Kinga.
Andrzej Duda and Vladimir Putin
Andrzej Duda openly called Russian President Vladimir Putin the main threat to the modern world.
In 2018, Andrzej Duda also refused to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential election, and did not invite the Russian president to a ceremony commemorating the beginning of World War II.
In a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Andrzej Duda called on the U.S. to build a permanent American military base in Poland.
Andrzej Duda repeatedly called on NATO member states to react adequately to Russia's military provocations. In particular, this referred to deliberate violations of airspace by planes of the Russian Air Force.
Statements by Andrzej Duda about Ukraine
Duda calls on European countries, including Germany, to abandon plans to build a Russian gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine, "Nord Stream-2."
The Polish president also stated that Ukrainian migrants are not a problem for Polish society.
On November 26, 2018, Duda expressed support for Ukraine over Russian aggression in the Kerch Strait. The interlocutors also called on the EU to increase sanctions pressure on Russia and bring the issue to a meeting of the European Council.