Poroshenko asks Polish Ambassador to facilitate the process of recognition of the OCU by the Polish Orthodox Church

23.07.2020, 09:14
Ukraine and world
Poroshenko asks Polish Ambassador to facilitate the process of recognition of the OCU by the Polish Orthodox Church - фото 1
Chairman of the European Solidarity Party, the fifth President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, met with the Polish Ambassador to Ukraine, Bartosz Cichocki.

This was reported by Censor.net, citing the ES press service.

Poroshenko conveyed personal congratulations to Polish President Andrzej Duda on his re-election to a second presidential term. The importance of continuing to strengthen the strategic partnership between Kyiv and Warsaw was noted.

“We are all sure that thanks to the quality of your leadership, government and reforms since the Maidan, Ukraine has done more than 20 years before. This is a long way that Ukraine has made. For us, the success of Ukraine is our success. The defeat of Ukraine is our defeat. I was always amazed when I met with officers and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and we saw how it was before the war, and how quickly your Armed Forces were revived during your presidential tenure. Many NATO countries could learn, and our officers and soldiers have a lot to learn from yours. I am sure, Mr. President, that your leadership will make Ukraine a key topic of European transatlantic affairs," said Cichocki.

The fifth President expressed hope that Poland will continue to be a consistent advocate for Ukraine's interests within the EU and NATO.

The priority of joint counteraction to the ongoing Russian aggression and the importance of strengthening the sanctions policy against the Kremlin was noted. The sides stressed the need to consolidate international unity and solidarity to ensure the de-occupation of the Donbas and Crimea, as well as the constancy and consistency of Ukraine's progress on the path of internal reforms.

Petro Poroshenko paid special attention to ensuring respect for the rule of law and freedom of speech and media in Ukraine. He also informed the interlocutor about the existing threats to return to Ukraine in times of politically motivated persecution.

Poroshenko asked to support the process of international recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, in particular by the Polish Orthodox Church.