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Challenges will lead to joint victories: Zelenskyy comments on Ukraine-Poland relations

Challenges will lead to joint victories: Zelenskyy comments on Ukraine-Poland relations Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Getty Images)

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes that despite difficulties, Ukraine and Poland can achieve significant victories in logistics and the agro-industrial complex. He made this statement during a joint meeting with the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, with Ukrainian university students.

"I believe that where there are difficulties, under normal conditions and normal relations with respect for each other, common victories can be achieved. Therefore, where there are difficulties - logistics, agro-industrial complex - there can be great common victories for both of our states because we are very rich in that," said the president.

According to Zelenskyy, the development of agriculture can be a joint victory for Ukraine and Poland. Ukraine's agro-industrial complex is rapidly advancing.

"Unfortunately, there is such a challenge as Russia. Unfortunately, there is a risk like Belarus. Again, these are difficulties that can be common victories for us and Poland. This speaks to the fact that we can develop in cybersecurity, overall security, as well as in joint production in the defense industry. When we talk about weapons - there is absolutely no need to be afraid of it. On the contrary, we need technologies to be more powerful and able to defend ourselves," Zelenskyy noted.

At the same time, Tusk believes that Ukraine and Poland need to resolve some contentious issues, as not everything is ideal in the relations between the countries.

"I don't see any limits. If you ask me which industry is the most promising, I will tell you that it can change every month, every quarter," Tusk said.

Blockade of Ukrainian border

On November 6, 2023, Polish carriers began strikes at the border with Ukraine. Protesters demanded the return of the pass system for Ukrainian carriers.

By January 16, the Polish government had signed an agreement with carriers to unblock the border with Ukraine. Under the agreement, the parties agreed to suspend protests at the approaches to three border checkpoints until March 1, 2024.

For more details on the temporary lifting of the blockade, you can find information in RBC-Ukraine's materials.