Tusk plans to visit Ukraine: what issues he wants to address
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will meet with President Andrzej Duda on Monday, January 15. The Prime Minister will discuss the details of his visit to Ukraine, which will take place in the near future.
Tusk said this in an interview with Polish TV channels. This is his first conversation with journalists since last year's parliamentary elections.
The prime minister touched upon the topic of security and cooperation "at the top of the government." He noted that he had spoken with President Andrzej Duda and that the two centers of executive power cooperate, in particular, on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
"I intend to discuss with Mr. President the details and nature of my mission to Kyiv in the coming days. For us, the situation in Ukraine and at the front is absolutely the number one issue. This is a matter of Poland's security," the politician emphasized.
He also said that during his visit to Ukraine, issues related to the interests of Polish carriers should be resolved. The Prime Minister recalled that shortly before the election, Law and Justice had significantly worsened relations between Warsaw and Kyiv. Tusk emphasized that the war in Ukraine requires a policy of solidarity in the European Union and that he will talk to Ukrainians about the "pathological situation on the border."
The Polish prime minister said that he wants the issues of war, security in Europe, and attitude toward Russia to be common not only to the president and prime minister but also to the entire Polish state.
"Every Polish patriot must recognize this truth: Ukraine needs our help in the war against Russia," Tusk said.
Tusk also noted that he is preparing a series of European visits and is in constant contact with his American colleagues.
Donald Tusk's government was sworn in on December 13. The politician returned to office after nine years in the opposition.
On December 27, it became known that the new Polish Prime Minister was preparing to visit Ukraine. The politician did not name the date but noted that his trip would not be solely about the blockade of the Polish-Ukrainian border.