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Morawiecki warns Zelenskyy against close alliance with Germany

Oct 2, 2023

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy against a close alliance with Germany.

He said this during the Law and Justice party's congress in Katowice on Sunday, the PAP news agency quoted him as saying.

In his statement, Morawiecki said that the Polish government will "protect Polish agriculture from Ukrainian agro-oligarchs."

He added that President Zelensky recently said "very inappropriate words" at the UN.

"I understand that he now thinks he will have a close alliance with Germany. Let me warn you that Germany will always want to reach an understanding with the Russians through the heads of Central European countries," the Polish Prime Minister said.


Morawiecki emphasized that it was Poland that welcomed several million Ukrainians under its roof.

"It was the Poles who welcomed the Ukrainians, it was we who helped the most at a time when the Germans wanted to send 5,000 helmets to besieged Kyiv; you should not forget this, President Zelenskyy," the Polish prime minister said.

The election campaign is underway in Poland, during which the current government often uses anti-German rhetoric.

As a reminder, relations between Ukraine and Poland are in crisis due to disagreements over trade issues.

Author - Olena Madiak, 02/10/2023

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