Poland will focus on the Kharkiv region while helping Ukraine rebuild itself after the devastating war against Russia, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: As the world reels in horror from Russian atrocities in Ukraine, leading historians and others have been drawing parallels with the 1940 Katyń massacre which saw over 20,000 Poles murdered by Stalin’s secret police.
After initially refusing to leave his home in Kharkiv, Leonid Stanislavskyi reluctantly changed his mind after Russian bombing forced him to stop playing and he embarked upon his journey to Poland.
The Russian army's shelling of a Kharkiv cemetery containing the graves of victims of Stalinism was intentional, PAP's reporter in the city has said.
With the obvious parallels of Nazi and Soviet looting of Polish culture and art in World War Two, leading Polish museums have now joined together to set up the Committee for Assistance to Museums of Ukraine. Almost 20 institutions from all over Poland have already joined the project.
President Andrzej Duda has forwarded condolences to the victims of Friday's crash of a Ukrainian air force plane near Kharkiv in east Ukraine.