Polish PM appeals to EC to immediately launch Ukraine solidarity fund

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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has called on the European Commission to put into operation a solidarity fund for Ukraine, and to offer it "new money."

"There is no time to waste, we cannot allow more crimes to be committed in Ukraine," Morawiecki said, adding that the EC had to come up with new money and not dip into other funds to help with the Ukraine crisis.

Morawiecki made the statement on Tuesday during a visit to the Ukrainian city of Lviv where he visited a city of container homes for internally displaced refugees from eastern Ukraine.

The complex was built owing to cooperation between the Polish and Ukrainian authorities.

Morawiecki said that there were plans to build more container homes in Ukraine, and that special Polish teams would go to Bucha and other towns located close to Kyiv to work on them.

"The fighting in Ukraine is a struggle for freedom and security of the entire Europe," Morawiecki also said, adding that Ukraine is defending the most universal values, namely, the right to live, to freedom and to sovereignty.

Morawiecki added that the crimes committed in Bucha, Borodyanka, Hostomel and hundreds of other towns showed the barbarity of the regime Europe had to fight against.