Polish President Andrzej Duda met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Lithuania’s Gitanas Nausėda in Lviv, Ukraine, on Wednesday. In the evening, before his return to Poland, Duda met residents of Lviv on the street where he was greeted with ovations and exclamations of gratitude.
“That is how residents of Lviv bid farewell to the president of Poland,” wrote Jakub Kumoch from the Chancellery of the President of Poland.
A video of the overwhelming support for the Polish president was shared by a former press spokeswoman of the Ukrainian president, Iuliia Mendel, who thanked him for Poland’s promise to donate Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
A video depicting Duda shaking hands with people who greeted him with great enthusiasm was also posted by the chancellery of the president.
A recent survey conducted for the Kyiv-based think tank New Europe Center, shows that president Andrzej Duda is the most trusted foreign leader by Ukrainian citizens. The Polish president was positively assessed by 87 percent of the respondents, followed by U.S. President Joe Biden at 79 percent, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at 73 percent.
Ukrainian citizens also recognized the stance of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, with 64 percent trusting him, while 51 percent trusted President of the European Council Charles Michel.
They were followed by Moldovan President Maia Sandu (50 percent), German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (49 percent), and French President Emmanuel Macron (44 percent).
President Andrzej Duda placed first in the ranking of New Europe Center for the second time in a row.