Poland's prime minister along with the leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party will join the Czech and Slovenian prime ministers in Kyiv on Tuesday to meet Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian prime minister, a Polish government spokesperson has said.
As Putin prepares siege on Kyiv, Bartosz Cichocki, who is the only western ambassador to stay in the Ukrainian capital, warned ‘hundreds will die’ without the necessary help.
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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.
A Polish deputy foreign minister has said that, for now, there are no plans to evacuate the Polish consulate general from Lwow and the embassy from Kyiv.
There’s only one thing which is going through anyone’s mind at the moment and that is of course the terrible attack on Ukraine by Russia.
Ukrainian zoos will receive aid from their Polish peers in Warsaw and Lodz as fighting with Russian forces continues in Ukraine, said Krzysztof Babij, the marketing director at Lodz Zoo.
Ukraine will not yield even if the Russians surround Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, has told his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda.
After surviving close encounters with Russian tanks and coming under rocket attack, the vulnerable animals and their Ukrainian carers had to endure an eight-hour wait at the border before handing over the precious cargo to staff from Poznań zoo, who were waiting on the Polish side.
The situation in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv is very difficult after Russia began bombing the city in the early hours of Friday morning, the Polish president said on Friday after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart.