Petro Poroshenko discusses security issues with Marek Kuchczynski, Chairman of the Sejm’s Foreign Affairs Committee, in Warsaw

The leader of European Solidarity and fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met in Warsaw with Marek Kuchczynski, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, and members of the Sejm’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

The participants of the meeting discussed the security situation in the region in detail, especially given the concentration of Russian troops along the state border of Ukraine, as well as ongoing efforts to ensure the de-occupation of the Donbas and Crimea.

Petro Poroshenko thanked Warsaw for its strong support for Kyiv and stressed the importance of further coordinated strengthening of the transatlantic front of sanctions against the Russian aggressor.

Regarding the so-called “proposals” of the Kremlin on “security guarantees”, the participants stressed that the principle for any such discussions with Moscow is the immediate de-escalation on Ukraine’s borders and the de-occupation of Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories of the Donbas and Crimea.

The parties coordinated their approaches to these issues, emphasizing the importance of increasing the price of Russia’s aggression in the light of ongoing discussions in the EU and NATO on ways to respond to security challenges, including preventive measures.

The parties expressed their determination to continue to oppose the launch of Nord Stream 2, which undermines pan-European security and solidarity and is unacceptable in the light of current challenges from the Kremlin.

Separately, the parties discussed strengthening democracy, the rule of law and the stability of state institutions in Ukraine, especially in the context of the fight against corruption.

The participants stressed the risk of Ukraine’s return to the practice of selective justice and the persecution of political opponents, which is unacceptable in a country that sincerely seeks European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Petro Poroshenko thanked Marek Kuchcinski for their firm support in countering Russian aggression and their assistance on our country’s path to the European Union and NATO.