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Poland stands with Ukraine 'until victory is won:’ interior minister

05.05.2022 20:00
Poland’s interior minister on Thursday visited war-torn Ukraine and pledged that his country would support its eastern neighbour amid Russia's invasion “until victory is won by Kyiv."
Mariusz Kamiński.
Mariusz Kamiński.PAP/Leszek Szymański

Mariusz Kamiński met with his counterparts from Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in Hostomel, a city brutalised by Russian forces near the capital Kyiv.

“This war is black and white - it pits good against evil,” Kamiński said, as cited by Poland’s PAP news agency.

He added that Ukrainian soldiers were heroes not just for their own country, but for “the entire free world,” the Polish state news agency reported.

“We want to bow before you … We express our deep solidarity with Ukraine,” Kamiński said in Hostomel.

He added: “We have been with Ukraine from the first moment of the Russian invasion and we’ll remain to the last, until victory is won by Kyiv.”

Polish, Ukrainian, Baltic interior ministers pledge to work together

Kamiński, Ukraine’s Denys Monastyrsky and their Baltic counterparts signed a declaration of cooperation, officials told reporters.

In the five-page document, the five interior ministries pledged to work together in supporting Ukraine’s public institutions, investigating Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine and assisting the postwar reconstruction of the country.   

Monastyrsky thanked Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia “for welcoming Ukrainian refugees, for helping them in every way, and for efforts to grant Ukraine European Union candidate status.”

He said that Kamiński and the Baltic ministers were “the first foreign interior ministers to visit Ukraine since the Russian invasion began.”

Thursday was day 71 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Poland on Thursday reported it had welcomed more than 3.16 million refugees fleeing Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Source: PAPpolskatimes.pl