Poland received an invitation from Ukraine to the defense industry forum, but did not accept it - Ambassador
Poland was one of the first countries to receive an invitation to the Defense Industries Forum held in Kyiv last week. However, Warsaw decided not to accept it.
This statement was made by Ukraine's Ambassador to Poland Vasyl Zvarych. He said this in an interview with TVN24.
Zvarych was asked why Polish representatives were not present at the meeting of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv with representatives of the defense industry from many countries.
"We invited everyone from our friendly countries, including defense companies. Poland was one of the first to receive this invitation, so we were expecting the Polish side to participate," he said.
At the same time, the ambassador noted that each country decides for itself whether to come or not.
"This is a sovereign decision of each country. We send an invitation, and the country decides whether to accept it or not based on its interests. So we respect such decisions, but this is not a reason to blame Ukraine for the fact that Poland was not present," Zvarych added.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that his country would continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine. However, he clarified that this will be possible if the Polish army receives new weapons.
Earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to "refrain from insulting Poles" after the Ukrainian leader's speech at the UN General Assembly. He noted that he would always defend the honor of his country.