Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk Makes Working Visit to Kyiv

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, January 22, 2024
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk Makes Working Visit to Kyiv

Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister of Poland, has embarked on a working visit to Kyiv on Monday, January 22

The Office of the Polish Prime Minister's Twitter account confirmed this development.

During his visit, Prime Minister Tusk is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. Notably, this is the first visit of a Polish Prime Minister to Ukraine since the onset of Russia's full-scale invasion.

Background of Tusk's Visit:

  • Invitation to Tusk: Donald Tusk was invited to visit Ukraine on December 13. Following this, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi personally extended an invitation to Tusk, welcoming him to Kyiv.
  • Aiming for a Reboot in Relations: Polish media outlets have indicated that Tusk's visit is intended to facilitate a reboot of the bilateral relations between Poland and Ukraine. The relationship experienced tensions following a blockade at the border by Polish carriers and Warsaw's subsequent ban on importing Ukrainian grain.

This visit by the Polish Prime Minister underscores the ongoing diplomatic efforts and the significance of Poland-Ukraine relations, particularly in the context of the current geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe.

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