Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday that Poland owes remembrance to Poles who were murdered in Huta Pieniacka (today western Ukraine) by Ukrainians from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), a Nazi SS division and other barbaric units.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday afternoon started her two-day visit to Poland. She was officially welcomed by Polish President Andrzej Duda in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.
Poland has over 200 soldiers stationed in Romania, which form part of a NATO division defending south-east Europe.
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki declared on Monday that Poland will cooperate with France and Germany to de-escalate tension in the Sea of Azov and for Russia's return to observing international law.
During a telephone conversation with President Andrzej Duda, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko described the current situation in the Sea of Azov as serious and dangerous for Ukraine, Polish president's aide Krzysztof Szczerski has said.
The best musicians from Poland and Ukraine, with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, will create an orchestra of entertainment.
Germany and Poland see the importance of stability in Ukraine, also in the context of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, PM Mateusz Morawiecki and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after Friday talks in Warsaw.
During the official part of the event, conducted in Ukrainian and Polish, both countries’ national anthems were played. There was also a minute’s silence for the people who have died during the war in eastern Ukraine.
Polish President Andrzej Duda declared that "Poland will continue to support the consolidation of Ukraine's relations with the EU and NATO, as well as its ambitious reforms, which have been bringing the country closer to western standards."
Kayaking, running races and cycle trips are among other attractions during the European Days of Good Neighbourliness, which will be held in adjacent Polish and Ukrainian localities. The festival will last from Thursday to Sunday.