Polish president calls for staunch support of Ukraine

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Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, made an appeal to the international community to stand firm by war-torn Ukraine.

Duda, who on Tuesday took part in a discussion panel devoted to Russia's war on Ukraine, said, also as the president of a country bordering Russia, that he could not agree to Russia having "violated international laws with impunity... and the world permitted it".

He called for international support of Ukraine. "I appeal to everyone to stand firmly by Ukraine, because justice and honesty are on its side. I have no doubts about that," Duda said.

Duda added that "this war should end with Russia giving back the land it has plundered to Ukraine, paying a contribution, and the criminals being punished.

"I cannot agree to Russia murdering people in Ukraine, and the world pretending not to see it, lest there be consequences for the murderers, lest Russia pay war reparations for the losses it caused in Ukraine, and finance the rebuilding of Ukraine," Duda said.