Poland aims to see Ukraine in EU by 2030, says new Foreign Minister

December 26,2023 919
Poland aims to see Ukraine in EU by 2030, says new Foreign Minister

Poland wants to see Ukraine as a member of the European Union by the end of the decade within internationally recognized borders, stated Radosław Sikorski, the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, during his visit to Kyiv.

“At the end of the decade, we want Ukraine, within its internationally recognized borders, to be a member of the European Union and an important partner for Poland, already as a member of the same European family,” said Sikorski.

Sikorski emphasized that Ukraine must win the war and “Putin must lose it.” Poland has been a true friend of Ukraine, and “now, when the situation on the front is at a standstill, this situation is a test of this friendship.”

“We also understand that if Ukraine wins, it will strengthen the morale not only of Ukraine itself but of the entire free world, so Ukraine must win,” highlighted Sikorski.

Sikorski called on the West to rally around Ukraine and to rearm in the face of the threat from Russia. “If the West mobilizes, I have no doubt who will win, but it must finally start mobilizing,” stated the politician.

The Polish minister also met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, and Defense Minister Rustem Umerov. The visit to Ukraine was Sikorski’s first foreign trip since his appointment, aiming to demonstrate support for Kyiv and contribute to resolving the issues related to the blockade of the Polish-Ukrainian border and the export of agricultural products.

In October last year, Sikorski, accompanied by his wife, traveled to Ukraine, bringing an off-road vehicle that he had purchased for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Cover: Office of the President of Ukraine

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