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Polish President pledges support for UN peacekeeping efforts in Ukraine

09.03.2022 18:25
Poland’s president on Wednesday held a call with the Secretary General of the United Nations and stated he was willing to support the UN’s peace initiatives in Ukraine, following Vladimir Putin’s invasion.
Polands President Andrzej Duda.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda.PAP/Mateusz Marek

Poland’s Andrzej Duda and the UN chief Antonio Guterres also discussed the political and humanitarian situation in the wake of the Russian attack on Ukraine, officials told reporters. 

The conversation took place at the instigation of Guterres, the president’s foreign-policy advisor Jakub Kumoch tweeted. 

Earlier on Wednesday, Duda hosted two senior UN officials: Antonio Vitorino, who leads the International Organisation for Migration, and David Beasley, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme.  

The meetings focused on the situation in Ukraine and on the Polish-Ukrainian border, the state PAP news agency reported.

Both UN officials thanked Poland for its efforts to assist refugees and declared that their agencies would help Warsaw deal with the humanitarian crisis, the presidential office said in a statement.

According to UN estimates, between 2.1 million and 2.2 million people have so far escaped the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24.

Poland on Wednesday reported it had admitted 1,330,000 people fleeing the Russian assault.


Source: PAP, prezydent.pl