Polish President Andrzej Duda arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday for a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to reaffirm Poland’s support in the war against Russia and urge fresh sanctions on Moscow.

Ukraine’s border guard agency shared footage of Duda arriving by train in Kyiv on Tuesday morning with the caption: “We welcome our friend to the capital”.

After meeting with Zelensky, Duda is scheduled to attend the Crimean Platform, a forum for nations backing Ukraine, which existed before Russia launched its invasion on 24 February.

“The presidents will discuss what other assistance Poland can provide, but also how Poland can politically help to persuade other countries to help,” the head of the Polish president’s office Pawel Szrot said at a press conference in Warsaw on Tuesday.


Duda, whose country has been a close partner to Ukraine since the beginning of the war, is “keen on restrictive measures against Russia, which will allow citizens to understand the serious aggression committed by this country,” Szrot said.

“The President is also convinced that all the countries of the West, the EU, NATO should act in solidarity,” he added.

Poland and the Baltic countries have expressed unflinching support for Ukraine since Moscow invaded on February 24.

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