Poland ready to act as guarantor of security for war-torn Ukraine, says President Duda

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Poland, which has supported Ukraine throughout Russian aggression, recently indicated that it would agree to act as a security guarantee for Ukraine amid the raging war. This development comes as Polish President Andrzej Duda has declared that Poland is ready to be the guarantor of Ukraine’s security. In an interview with CNN, Duda claimed that Volodymyr Zelensky had asked whether Poland should be one of the states guaranteeing the security of Ukraine. He further noted that with all their resources they are currently supporting Ukraine and therefore they feel that as neighbors they have a responsibility to do so.

The Polish leader further added that Warsaw will participate if Ukraine asks them to become guarantors of security and guarantors of peace after the war. Several million Ukrainian refugees, who fled the war-torn country following Russian aggression, have already found refuge in Poland. Duda went on to say that Poland refers to Ukrainians as neighbors or guests and that more than two million Ukrainians already live in Poland. He claims to be one of the leaders with whom the President of Ukraine speaks frequently. Recently, Andrzej Duda visited Ukraine and called for the signing of a new good neighborly pact between Ukraine and Poland, in a speech delivered to the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada on May 22.

Poland continued its aid to Ukraine by sending military equipment

It should be mentioned here that Poland has continued its assistance to Ukraine by sending military equipment and humanitarian aid. In a recent development, Ukraine received 18 AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers from Poland on Sunday as Kyiv attempts to repel a Russian attack in the eastern Donbass region, according to the Radio News Agency (IAR), which provides news for Polish public radio. The maximum range of the AHS Krab is 40 kilometers.

Faced with heavy bombardment in its eastern provinces, Ukraine has appealed to the West for more long-range weapons in a bid to defend itself. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov suggests that Ukraine has started receiving Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark and self-propelled howitzers from the United States. Poland also trained around 100 Ukrainian gunners to operate the howitzers. Russian officials have criticized Poland for being hostile to the Russian Federation.

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