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Duda reacts to Zelenskyy's proposal to meet at border

Duda reacts to Zelenskyy's proposal to meet at border President of Poland Andrzej Duda (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

President of Poland Andrzej Duda has responded to the proposal of his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy to meet at the border to resolve the situation with the blockade of border crossings by Polish farmers, according to Onet.

"We spoke with the Prime Minister (Donald Tusk - Ed.). The Prime Minister and I analyzed the statement of Volodymyr Zelenskyy (regarding the meeting at the border - Ed.). This is, of course, the Prime Minister's decision, but I am curious if this is not a European decision," Duda says.

The President of Poland adds that he does not know what to negotiate with the farmers at the border because, in his opinion, the protesters are right.

"I deeply feel that I supported Ukraine. I told the Prime Minister: 'But you were in Brussels, you know the Eurocrats. Please convince them that this is their problem - European, not just Polish,'" Duda notes.

He also comments on Tusk's words that the border blockade will not hinder the supply of military aid to Ukraine.

"As a side effect - Russian missiles fall on us because we are a border country. But we also provide assistance to Ukraine. Military, transport... We are in the vanguard," adds the Polish President.

Ukrainian-Polish border blockade

Recall that protests at the Polish-Ukrainian border resumed in February. Border crossings are blocked by farmers, and recently they announced a total blockade of the border and began to dump Ukrainian grain.

Yesterday, February 21, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a briefing on the situation at the border and then offered Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk to meet at the border.

Today, the Prime Minister of Poland announced that a meeting of the governments of both countries would take place on March 28 in Warsaw.