Poland continues support of Ukraine in countering Russian aggression, - Foreign Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

Polish Foreign Minister also claimed that the country will not recognize illegal annexation of Crimea
13:20, 24 October 2018

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Poland confirms the consistent support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, condemns the Russian aggression against Ukraine and urges Russia to release all Ukrainian political prisoners as the press service of the Foreign Ministry reported after the meeting of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and his Polish colleague Jacek Czaputowicz.

Klimkin held the negotiations with Czaputowicz and Pawel Soloch, the Head of the National Security Bureau of Poland.

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Jacek Czaputowicz published the decision of the Polish side to award illegally convicted Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov with the honorary award “Pro Dignitate Humana.”

The sides coordinated position toward the further political and diplomatic counter-acting against the construction of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 and implementation of the key projects between Ukraine and Poland in the energy sphere that will promote the diversification of the ways of the energy supply.

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Pavlo Klimkin informed the Polish colleagues on the challenges and threats to the security, which are created by Russia in the Sea of Azov. He also welcomed the efforts of Poland to strengthen the east flank of NATO and the negotiations with the U.S. on the deployment of the military base at the territory of Poland.

The sides also agreed to improve the situations at the Ukrainian-Polish state border.

“The border should not divide us but should unite our nations,” Klimkin said.

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The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry emphasized the importance of the further professional discussion and studying of the joint history, particularly, the most tragic moments.

“The most important is that the politicians should not manipulate history but listen to the opinion of the scientists, recognize the scientific evidence. Our history has a lot of examples of the brothers-in-arms, such as the joint fight of the Ukrainian People's Army and Polish Armed Forces against Bolshevik Russia in 1920,” Klimkin noted.

Earlier Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the German government to give up on Nord Stream 2 construction

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