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Poland ready to send military support to Ukraine

Poland is ready to send military support to Ukraine if the conflict in the east escalates. It was stated by the head of the Polish Foreign Ministry Grzegorz Shetina.

Grzegorz Shetina

During his speech in the Sejm, he noted that Poland supported the international community's efforts to curb the expansion of Russia-backed separatists in the east of Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports referring to Polskie Radio.

"We do not rule out that in case of a new intensification of hostilities, along with other countries, who see this situation the same way, we can make a decision to strengthen support for Ukraine, including in the military sphere," he said.

The diplomat also assured that Poland would continue supporting the Kyiv authorities in the reform process. "Our priority is stabilization of the political situation, the reform process, providing the conditions for implementation of the January 2016 economic part of the Association Agreement and opening of a free trade zone between Ukraine and the EU," he added.

Shetina also said that Poland wanted to continue the process of historical unification with Ukraine, which would be based on the truth. Poles will not be silent about injustice and victims incurred, including the Volyn tragedy, but will not put pressure on sensitivity of their eastern neighbor. "Today Ukraine is forming its modern national consciousness, including historical one, that does not relieve it from a critical look at its own history," said the Polish diplomat.

"Sovereign, democratic, pro-European Ukraine is a part of the Polish national interest. But at the same time it should be recalled that during the last 25 years, we have never yielded to imposition, and we will not impose any decision or choice to our neighbors," said the foreign minister of Poland.

It should be recalled that the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski and the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said they supported the imposition of new sanctions against Russia.