Ukraine must be independent and sovereign says Polish PM

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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said, in Davos, that the free world must create a new order, with an independent and sovereign Ukraine.

He made the appeal as he opened the Polish House at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Monday night.

"What is happening beyond our eastern border will certainly determine the course of events not only for the coming years, but - I am sure - for the coming decades," Morawiecki said.

He argued that after Russia's "barbaric attack" on Ukraine, a new world order should be created that makes such aggression impossible.

"We have to work towards a peaceful solution, but this peaceful solution has to mean that Ukraine has to be independent and sovereign," Morawiecki added.

According to the Polish prime minister, Ukraine needs to be supplied with weapons to be able to "fight this brute force, military violence and war crimes."

Morawiecki also said that "peace could reign in Ukraine only after Russia has been defeated... by our actions, by devastating sanctions."