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Poland to urge full Western mobilization to support Ukraine, Tusk says

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December 13,2023 992
Poland to urge full Western mobilization to support Ukraine, Tusk says

During a speech delivered at the Sejm, Poland’s recently elected Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, unveiled the action plan and lineup of the new government. Tusk explicitly declared Poland’s intention to demand complete mobilization from Western allies to provide support for Ukraine.

“We will demand full mobilization from the West to help Ukraine. I can no longer listen to politicians who talk about being tired of the situation [war] in Ukraine. They are telling [Ukrainian] President Zelenskyy that they are tired of the situation,” Tusk said. 

The Polish PM added that Russia’s attack on Ukraine is “an attack on all of us.” “We also need to speak with one voice about Ukraine. This should unite us,” Tusk noted.

The politician announced that he would later travel to Brussels and hopes to persuade allies to defend democratic values and Ukraine from Russian aggression. Only a united West can help Ukraine win the struggle for democratic values, Tusk argued.

“By some strange coincidence, politicians attacking the foundations of democracy are anti-Ukrainian. I want Ukraine to be democratic and legal, like Western countries. And they are fighting for it now,” Tusk concluded.

Ukrainians are fighting for democracy and the opportunity to join the Western world. “But we must remember what the war is about. Ukrainians are fighting for something extremely important, [we must remember] that their battle began on Maidan, that they are fighting to join the Western world. They want Ukraine to be a democratic, legal state like Western countries. And they are fighting for it now,” emphasized the Polish PM.

Polish President Andrzej Duda accepted the oath of the new government led by Donald Tusk on the morning of December 13. The candidacy of the Civic Coalition leader for the position of prime minister was voted on in the Polish Sejm on December 11. Earlier, deputies expressed a vote of no confidence in Mateusz Morawiecki’s minority government.

On December 14-15, a summit of the European Union will take place in Brussels, where Ukraine hopes to hear about the start of official negotiations on joining the EU.

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