Speaking during a visit to the western Polish city of Poznań on Tuesday, Vasyl Zvarych said that local authorities in Poland "have been helping Ukraine from the first days of Russia's full-scale invasion" and added that "this assistance keeps flowing."
"We are very grateful for this,” Zvarych said during a meeting with the heads of Poland’s regional governments, state news agency PAP reported.
He noted that many Poles "are risking their lives to help Ukraine."
He wished "a speedy recovery" to a volunteer from Poznań "who was attacked while delivering humanitarian aid to Ukrainian citizens.”
Zvarych also outlined Ukraine’s most pressing needs, appealed for further support and encouraged Polish companies to take part in the reconstruction of his country, the PAP news agency reported.
He stated: “We are natural partners and I very much hope that our Polish-Ukrainian partnership will be developing further during as well as after the war, and that we’ll rebuild our beautiful country and enjoy life together in the European Union and NATO.”
Tuesday was day 391 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.