Poland always defended the interests of Ukraine in the West and "it would be very bad if Warsaw lost the opportunity to do this in the future." This was stated in an interview with the Polish TV channel tvn24 by the president of the European Council Donald Tusk.
"The EU's relations with Russia are extremely tense and therefore we (the Poles) have very important interests related to geography. I repeat: I would expect more and more positive activity on the part of Warsaw, since it is very important to maintain a positive atmosphere around Ukraine," stressed Tusk.
"This is a top priority, but over the past two years there have been questions about Poland's political support for Ukraine," he added.
"Poland can not slow down all negative processes in the EU, for example, the promotion of the Nord Stream-2 project in Europe, but Warsaw must be an absolute leader in supporting Ukraine's independence and a kind of political guardian of Ukrainian interests," the president of the European Council said.
Tusk said that his political goal in Brussels is to keep the EU's unity with Ukraine in regard of the Russian aggression in Donbas.
He also said that many countries want to have good economic relations with Russia and are not ready at any cost to aggravate with it. Therefore, its task is "to do everything possible for the EU to act as one mature political organization".