Mateusz Morawiecki and Kamala Harris met for talks as the Russian assault on Ukraine entered its fifteenth day.
Poland’s PM told the media: “I'm happy that we have a strong alliance with the United States. It's very important to strengthen NATO’s Eastern flank,” the state PAP news agency reported.
Morawiecki said it was important to agree on ways to help Ukraine maintain its sovereignty, territorial integrity and freedom. He added that Ukrainians were “fighting for the freedom of the whole of Europe.”
He also thanked the US administration for imposing an embargo on Russian oil and gas, the sale of which “fuels Russia’s war machine.”
Harris told reporters she had come to Warsaw to reaffirm Washington’s commitments to Poland and other NATO allies.
She also thanked the Polish people for welcoming refugees who are escaping the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The US vice president said ahead of the talks with the Polish PM that she would discuss everything that must be done to ensure that Russia “pays a serious and severe consequence” for its aggressive action.
Poland on Thursday reported it had accepted 1,43 million people fleeing the Russian attack on Ukraine.
Source: IAR, PAP