Poland supports the unity of the EU countries on the issue of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. It was told by Elzbieta Radziszewska, the Deputy Marshal of the Sejm, at the opening of VIII inter-parliamentary assembly of Poland and Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports.
"We do not advocate the policy of sanctions, but we believe that it is an effective deterrent, which will be necessary as long as Russia does not stop its aggressive policy towards its neighbors," she said.
Elzbieta Radziszewska added that "Poland supports the stabilization process in the field of security, the process of Ukraine's integration with the EU, implementation of reforms, as well as long-term and humanitarian assistance for Kyiv." The politician noted that the success of reform and stabilization in the security sector was "a necessary foundation in building strong and European Ukraine."
The Vice Marshal of the Sejm also recalled the law on the status of combatants for independence in the XX century, in particular the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) fighters, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. "The adoption of this law has caused not only surprise, but also concern in Poland," the politician said.
In turn, Oksana Syroyid, the vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, noted that "without return of control over the border of Ukraine, without removal of Russian troops from the territory of the Donbas and the return of the Ukrainian authorities to these territories," the local elections in the Donbas would mean "the spread of the Russian virus of propaganda to whole Ukraine."
She thanked the Polish authorities for "consistent support for Ukraine in international organizations" and in bilateral relations. Also she noted that Ukraine's integration with the EU was not the choice of the government only, but the choice of the entire Ukrainian society.