Zelenskyy meets with Poland’s Duda on way back from Washington

22 December 2022, 05:32 PM
Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Andrzej Duda, December 22, 2022 (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Andrzej Duda, December 22, 2022 (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on his way back from the United States had a meeting with President of Poland Andrzej Duda, the Ukrainian leader said on the Telegram messenger on Dec. 22.

“We summed up the year, which brought historic challenges due to the full-scale war,” Zelenskyy said.

“Also we discussed strategic plans for the future, bilateral relations and interactions at the international level in 2023. Thank you for your unwavering and powerful support!”

According to the Office of the President of Ukraine, the meeting took place in the Polish city of Rzeszów. The presidents discussed Ukraine’s defense capability and humanitarian issues, including those related to Ukrainian refugees.

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Polish President Duda last visited Ukraine on Aug. 23, on the eve of Ukraine’s Independence Day.

Zelenskyy arrived in Washington on Dec. 21 on his first visit abroad since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. He had a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, and gave a historic and inspiring speech at the U.S. Capitol building.

The same day, the White House confirmed that Ukraine would receive Patriot air defense systems as part of an upcoming $1.85 billion security assistance package.

The United States has also committed to extending an additional $13 billion in economic assistance to the Ukrainian government.

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