In a speech in front of the Ukrainian parliament, the Polish head of state Andrzej Duda ruled out a return to the agenda in dealings with Moscow. “After Bucha, Borodyanka, Mariupol, there can no longer be ‘business as usual’ with Russia,” said Duda on Sunday, referring to the mass killings of civilians and war crimes accused of Russian troops.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has become the first foreign head of state to address Ukraine’s parliament since the start of the Russian invasion. “The free world has the face of Ukraine,” said Duda in his speech on Sunday.
The parliamentarians rose again and again to applaud the guest from Poland. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was also present. Nobody can disturb the Polish-Ukrainian unity, said Duda. “Poland will do everything in its power to help Ukraine become a member of the European Union.”
The Polish head of state also spoke of the intention to conclude a Polish-Ukrainian friendship agreement. Details were not initially known. Surprisingly, Duda’s solidarity visit only became known on Sunday morning. The 50-year-old traveled to Ukraine for the second time since the outbreak of war.