Czech, Polish and Slovenian PMs journey to Kyiv for talks with Ukrainian leadership in the middle of deadly war

By Thomas Brooke
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The prime ministers of Poland, Czechia and Slovenia will brave the continuous aerial bombardment of Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv to attend talks with the country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced the visit in a post on his social media platforms on Tuesday morning in which he stated the the trio’s intention to “confirm the unequivocal support of the entire European Union for the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

“The aim of this visit is also to present a broad package of support for the Ukraine and Ukrainians,” Fiala added.

In addition, the head of Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) party and deputy prime minister, Jarosław Kaczyński, is also attending the trip to Kyiv.

In his own post, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki revealed he felt in “such a breakthrough moment for the world, it is our duty to be where history is being made.”

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Morawiecki cited former Polish President Lech Kaczyński’s intervention during the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008 which Morawiecki claimed “changed the perception of the war,” and which helped promote great courage and spirit to the Georgian people.

“Today Georgia, tomorrow Ukraine, the day after tomorrow the Baltic states, and then maybe it’s time for my country, for Poland,” said Kaczyński at the time.

Morawiecki quoted former Polish President Lech Kaczyński, who said those words in the Georgian capital Tbilisi in 2008, when the country also faced aggression by Russia.

“It’s not about us, it’s about the future of our children who deserve to live in a world free from tyranny,” the Polish prime minister added.

The delegation reportedly traveled to Kyiv by train, arriving shortly after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, according to local news outlets.

Few additional details about the visit have been publicized, however the international community including the U.N. has been informed.

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