Either Ukraine wins or whole Europe loses, Polish PM says

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that if Ukraine does not win the war started by Russia, all of Europe will lose.

He made the statement in Kyiv on Saturday where he met with his counterparts from Ukraine and Lithuania as part of trilateral cooperation format known as the Lublin Triangle.

"Europe noticed the threat from Russia too late, so today we cannot delay in helping Ukraine. This war will end when every house, every school, every hospital and every road is reclaimed," Morawiecki said.

"Either Ukraine is victorious or all of Europe will be lost," he said.

Morawiecki added that Warsaw stands by Ukraine on the international arena, because Poland "stands on the side of freedom."

"Poland, and I am convinced that Lithuania too, will support Ukraine as long as it takes," Morawiecki said.

The three politicians met on Ukraine's Holodomor Memorial Day, which commemorates the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine that was instigated by Soviet authorities and killed millions of Ukrainians.

"We're meeting on the 90th anniversary of the famine that was orchestrated by the Russian communist regime," Morawiecki said.

"Today the world is yet again facing the threat of an orchestrated famine, which Russia wants to evoke in Africa and in east-central Asia," the Polish prime minister said, referring to problems with exports of Ukraine's grain through its primary route, the Black Sea, as Russia is blocking access to Ukrainian ports.

During the meeting, the three prime ministers signed a declaration of cooperation which, according to Ukraine's prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, "stresses the significant contribution of the Lublin Triangle in consolidating international support for Ukraine and countering Russia's aggressive policy."