Zelensky to Visit Poland for Security Agreement Before NATO Summit

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, July 8, 2024
Zelensky to Visit Poland for Security Agreement Before NATO Summit

Warsaw, July 5, 2024 – Ahead of the upcoming NATO summit in the United States, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi is scheduled to visit Warsaw for significant discussions on security cooperation

During his visit, Zelensky will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk to sign a long-term security cooperation agreement.

Key Meetings:

  • Meeting with Prime Minister Donald Tusk: Zelensky will begin his official visit by meeting with Prime Minister Tusk at the prime minister's office. This meeting is expected to focus on the strategic and operational aspects of the security agreement between the two nations.

  • Meeting with President Andrzej Duda: Following his discussion with the Prime Minister, Zelensky will head to the presidential palace at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation with President Andrzej Duda. The discussions will likely address broader geopolitical strategies and the bilateral support Poland and Ukraine can offer each other.

Departure for Washington:

  • After concluding his visit to Warsaw, Zelensky is expected to depart for Washington to participate in the NATO summit, which begins the next day.

Context and Expectations:

  • NATO Summit: The NATO summit in Washington is a critical event for Ukraine, with expectations that the country might receive a gesture akin to an invitation to join the Alliance, although a formal invitation is not anticipated.

  • Previous NATO Summit: During the NATO summit held in Vilnius in July 2023, various partner countries announced new military aid packages for Ukraine totaling over 1.5 billion euros, underscoring the continued support for Ukraine amidst its ongoing conflict with Russia.

Poland's Position:

  • National Security Council Meeting: Polish President Andrzej Duda has called a meeting of the National Security Council of the Republic of Poland on June 8, just before the NATO summit. This meeting aims to consolidate Poland's position and strategy regarding Ukraine and its security cooperation with NATO allies.

This visit marks a significant step in strengthening the defense ties between Ukraine and Poland and highlights the ongoing international efforts to support Ukraine's sovereignty and security.

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