Photos, video 12:59 24 May 2024

Polish Senate's marshal visits Ukraine, meets with parliament and speaker

Photo: Facebook / Olena Kondratiuk

Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska arrived in Ukraine on an official visit. She took part in the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine [Ukraine's parliament – ed.] and will hold a meeting with its speaker.

The Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Olena Kondratiuk, reported that on Facebook.

Photo: Facebook / Olena Kondratiuk

"I met the speaker at the Kyiv railway station. This is an important visit for the development of inter-parliamentary cooperation and the strengthening of Ukrainian-Polish relations," she said.

Kondratiuk is also co-chairman of the Ukrainian-Polish Parliamentary Assembly. She thanked the Polish Senate for its cooperation and the adoption of important resolutions in support of Ukraine.

Subsequently, the marshal of the Senate of Poland, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, took part in the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

According to MP Iryna Herashchenko, during her speech, Kidawa-Błońska stated that:

"There is no free Ukraine without an independent Poland, and there is no free Poland without an independent Ukraine."

The speaker also emphasized the importance of working together to overcome instances of mistrust.

"Our common future is in the EU and NATO. Ukraine has the right to be and should be in the European Union and the Alliance," the marshal added, writes Iryna Herashchenko.

It should be noted that in 2021, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska applied to participate in the presidential elections from Donald Tusk's party. She was elected as the new marshal of the Polish Senate in November 2023.

For reference:

From the very beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Poland became one of Ukraine's most active and loyal allies. Poland provides assistance to Ukraine in various areas, in particular, Warsaw has transferred to Ukraine a significant amount of weapons and ammunition, including tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, missiles, small arms and combat drones.

Poland also provides Ukraine with intelligence and military training assistance.

In addition, Poland has become one of the main routes for the supply of weapons and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Moreover, during the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2025, Poland should focus on the issues of deepening the contacts of the European Union with the United States of America, the European integration of Ukraine and Moldova, and the reconstruction of Ukraine.

In addition, the President of Poland expressed confidence that thanks to, in particular, the efforts and help of his country, Ukraine will be able to protect its sovereignty and independence and will be a reliable partner of Poland in the future.

Also, the Polish government will create a Council on cooperation with Ukraine, which will include representatives of science, business, government and local self-government.

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