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Zelenskyy comments on scandal between Poland and Ukraine

Zelenskyy comments on scandal between Poland and Ukraine President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Freedom of Ukraine and Poland, as well as European values and victory over the common Russian enemy, above all. Emotions should cool down, wrote the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Twitter.

"The nations of Europe know that the freedom of each individual is strongest when it is the common freedom of all. In Europe, we know how to unite and defend our values side by side, regardless of any seasons and moods, political trends, or personal ambitions," Zelenskyy wrote.

According to him, there are currently noticeable signals that politics sometimes seeks to prevail over unity, and emotions prevail over the fundamental interests of nations.

"Ukraine is fighting for its freedom and the freedom of the whole of Europe, and we are grateful to every nation that helps. We greatly appreciate the historical support of Poland, which together with us has become a real shield of Europe from sea to sea. And there cannot be a single crack in this shield," he added.

Zelenskyy also stressed the importance of not allowing any political moments to spoil relations between the Ukrainian and Polish peoples and said that emotions should definitely cool down.

"The freedom and well-being of our nations, the values of our Europe and the victory over the common Russian enemy are above all," added the head of state.

What preceded this

Previously, the head of Poland's Presidential Office of International Policy, Marcin Pszydach, stated that Ukraine should start appreciating the part played by Warsaw for Kyiv.

Following this, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited Polish Ambassador Bartosz Cichocki. They informed him that statements about alleged ingratitude from Ukraine were unacceptable and did not correspond to reality.

Later, it became known that the Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland, Vasyl Zvarych, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The reason for this was the statements made by Ukrainian officials.

Soon after, a statement was made by the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki. According to him, the summoning of the Polish Ambassador to Ukraine should not have taken place. Warsaw has provided significant assistance to Kyiv, and such mistakes should not be repeated.