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Polish MFA to announce new aid package for Ukraine in Kyiv

Polish MFA to announce new aid package for Ukraine in Kyiv Radoslaw Sikorski, Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

During his visit to Kyiv starting today, December 22, Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radoslaw Sikorski, will announce a new aid package for Ukraine, states the spokesperson of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pavel Vronsky.

According to Vronsky, the visit is significant as Minister Sikorski is the first official of such high rank to arrive in Kyiv after the historic decision of the European Union to commence accession talks with Ukraine.

Vronsky adds that the head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has scheduled meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, and several other officials.

"The minister will prepare and present an aid package for Ukraine, along with ideas for cooperation and political support. Poland cannot merely be a military hub; it must be an economic and political hub for Ukraine," Vronsky notes.

However, he hasn't specified the exact nature of the assistance.

Conflict between Ukraine and Poland over border blockade

It's worth noting that this visit is occurring against the backdrop of a border blockade with Ukraine instigated by Polish carriers. They have initiated strikes at several border crossings, significantly complicating truck traffic.

The carriers demand that the European Union revoke the transport visa-free policy with Ukraine and revert to the permit system.

The new Polish government under Prime Minister Donald Tusk has begun addressing this issue. However, according to Klimczak, resolving this will be quite challenging.