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Head of Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs arrives in Kyiv for visit

Head of Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs arrives in Kyiv for visit Photo: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Radosław Sikorski in Kyiv (

The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Radosław Sikorski, arrived in Kyiv for a working visit on Friday, December 22. This is his first foreign trip in his new position, according to the Twitter (X) account of the Polish minister.

"The first visit abroad. Already there," wrote Sikorski, posting a photo from the center of Kyiv.

Support for Ukraine from Poland

Poland has actively assisted Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. This support encompasses both military aid and humanitarian assistance, as well as political backing.

Poland has welcomed over a million refugees from Ukraine. Additionally, Warsaw has taken a leading role in urging NATO partners to provide more assistance to Ukraine, particularly in terms of military aid.

In December of the previous year, former Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki stated that Warsaw would continue supporting Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression, extending this commitment into the year 2023.

Furthermore, Poland has entered into a framework contract with the European Defence Agency for joint procurement of 155mm ammunition for Ukraine.

Border blockade with Poland

Polish truckers initiated a strike at several border crossing points with Ukraine in early November. They demand that the EU revoke the "transport visa-free" status with Ukraine.

Local authorities initially prohibited strikes at these locations, but a court later overturned this decision.

Recently appointed Minister of Infrastructure of Poland, Dariusz Klimczak, has stated that there are difficulties in lifting the blockade on the border with Ukraine. The official noted that the truckers' protest has become a "Gordian knot that has been tightening."