President of Poland Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata will come to Ukraine with the official visit on December 14. On the first day, the guests are to visit the memorial cemetery in Bykivnia, near Kyiv, where victims of Stalinist purges, among them many Poles, are buried. Radio Liberty said this with a reference to Marek Magierowski, press secretary of the Polish leader.
On Tuesday, December 15 Duda plans to meet Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk and Parliamentary Speaker Volorymyr Greusman. The Polish President will also met with Ukrainian students.
According to Magierowski, Duda and Poroshenko will discuss situation in eastern Ukraine and completion of Minsk agreements. He will announce certain forms of assistance that Poland is ready to render to Ukraine – either financial or humanitarian. Magierowski noted that during his stay in Kyiv, Duda will state Warsaw’s intentions to extend the sanctions against Russia. “Another conversation will concern Ukraine- EU-Russia relations. President Duda believes the sanctions imposed on Russia should be extended after December 31”, Magierowski said. “The Polish leader previously discussed the topic with his British counterpart David Cameron. Both politicians reckon that the sanctions should be extended while Minsk agreements are being violated”, the press secretary of the Polish President concluded.