Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was in Kyiv on Friday, Feb. 24, to mark the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Warsaw announced.

Poland has been one Ukraine's staunchest supporters since Russia launched its full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022, urging its NATO and EU allies to ramp up military aid to the war-torn country.

"A year after the beginning of the Russian warfare, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki went to Kyiv to give a clear and measurable signal of further support in defence of Ukraine against Russia," Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller tweeted.

Morawiecki laid wreath at the Fallen Defenders memorial in Kyiv alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

Poland has stepped up its own arms purchases, raising its military budget this year to more than four percent of GDP. The country is also host to more than a million of Ukrainian refugees.


Earlier this week, Warsaw hosted US President Joe Biden who, following a surprise visit to Kyiv, met the leaders of nine countries on NATO's eastern flank in Poland.


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