Krzysztof Szczerski, State Secretary of President of Poland, claimed that Europe shouldn’t close the door on Ukraine, a country that already made its European choice (Polskie Radio).
According to Szczerski, Poland consequently supports restoration of order in Ukraine, and the global peace is impossible without peace in Ukraine. “Without effective restoration of international law in Ukraine, namely, restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity (which includes Donbas and Crimea), there are no guarantees of peace in Europe. The period of violation of international law in eastern Ukraine must be put to end”, the official said.
Szczerski added that Poland continues to support Ukraine’s EU integration. “Poland advocates Ukraine’s European choice. We want Ukraine to obtain the visa free regime with the EU as soon as possible. It matches Ukraine’s strategic choice; it’s a European country, and it made its conscious choice. Europe can’t turn its back on Kyiv”, he said.
Previously, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said Ukraine won't be able to join the EU or NATO for the next 20 or 25 years.