During a private audience, Macron gifted the head of the Church the first French edition of Immanuel Kant's late 18th-century book Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch which some believe may have been looted during WWII.
Friday morning's missile strike close to the city of Lviv shows Russia also plans to attack targets in western Ukraine, a Polish deputy foreign minister said late on Friday.
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.
Poland's president on Thursday called Russia's Thursday-morning attack on Ukraine "an unprecedented act of aggression", and voiced hope for a determined response by the international community.
Poland's president, prime minister, high military officials and heads of the special services are in a special National Security Council (BBN) sitting called after Russia's attack on Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday morning, the president's office said.
The Polish Foreign Ministry has advised against all travels to Ukraine and has asked all Poles staying in that country to leave immediately.
Government spokesman Piotr Mueller said on Thursday that Poland's diplomatic missions in Ukraine will function as long as possible, in the event of escalation more difficult decisions would have to be made.
In the coming hours, Poland will open eight reception centres for Ukrainian refugees at the Polish-Ukrainian border, in the Lubelskie and Podkarpackie provinces, south-eastern part of the country, a deputy interior minister announced on Thursday morning.
The EU and the entire free world must react to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Poland's prime minister said on Thursday, responding to Russia attack on the country in the night.
Poland's LOT airline had cancelled all flights to Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa in Ukraine in connection with Russia's invasion of the country.
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