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Polish Foreign Minister explains why he did not come to Kyiv

Oct 2, 2023

Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau refused to go to the EU Council of Ministers in Kyiv because of the downturn in Polish-Ukrainian relations and his poor health.


According to RBC-Ukraine, the Polish Foreign Minister said this on Polsat News.

"There are many reasons for this (absence from the EU Council of Ministers - ed.), including health. But first and foremost, it is due to the fact that in politics, in particular bilateral politics, between different countries, we have a period of boom and bust, and as for relations between Poland and Ukraine, we are entering a period of decline, and my absence is partly an expression of this," Rau said.

At the same time, he emphasized that Ukraine and Poland have a common interest in stopping Russian imperialism.

The minister also commented on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's speech at the UN General Assembly, where he sharply criticized Poland.

"The incident with the transfer of the sectoral dispute to an international forum, and in the way it happened - at a meeting of the UN General Assembly - has led to the fact that our society's confidence in the current policy of the Ukrainian government towards Poland has been shaken, to put it mildly," Rau said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 03/10/2023

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