During a joint press conference, Polish President Andrzej Duda stated that the main subject of talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had to do with common historic issues between Poland and Ukraine and their shared opposition to Russian occupation of Crimea.
Duda emphasized that there were many difficult and painful elements in the two countries’ pasts which are still reflected in their societies.
He added that he believed that both countries will makes “steps towards building a common historic memory in accordance with respect for both that history and memory”. The president said that he will work alongside Zelensky to wisely conduct such historic policy in the upcoming years.
The statesman declared that he hoped that the best Polish-Ukrainian relations can be forged.
“We will always stand by Ukraine’s side and support Ukraine,” Duda stated.