The new Polish government, which the parliamentary coalition will form next week, will significantly change policy towards Ukraine, not in terms of goals that remain unchanged, but in ways of building relations.
This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Sejm Committee on Foreign Affairs, MP from the Poland 2050 party Pawel Zalewski, Ukrinform reports.
"It will change a lot (policy towards Ukraine - ed.). But not because the goal will change, because it will remain the same — military support for Ukraine, assistance in the reconstruction of Ukraine, support for Ukraine on its way to the EU and NATO. However, the ways and opportunities will change, as Poland rebuilds its position in the EU and NATO in order to have greater opportunities for influence. And it will use all the tools that the EU gives and that the current Polish government did not want to use," Zalewski said.
He noted that the new government will use all European tools to avoid a crisis in relations that have taken place and are taking place, in particular due to the export of Ukrainian agricultural products and the protest of Polish carriers at the border.
"Thanks to greater activity in the EU, we will be a more attractive partner for Ukraine and will be able to anticipate and avoid crises of this kind that have taken place recently," the politician said.
Zalewski said that the grain crisis can be resolved if the transit capacity of Ukrainian grain through Poland abroad is significantly increased. To do this, it is necessary to build the appropriate infrastructure, in particular sea terminals.
As for the situation with the blocking of the border by Polish carriers, the deputy is sure that the crisis can be resolved if both countries have equal opportunities.
Zalewski said that the background of the potential new Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, will decide for himself when to visit Kyiv as head of government, but he plans his first visit to Brussels.
"And this is very important from the point of view of Ukrainian-Polish relations, because the stronger Poland's position in the EU and the stronger Poland's influence on European politics, the better it is for Kyiv," Zalewski is convinced.
Earlier, it was reported that MEPs sharply appealed to Polish President Duda and the EU leadership because of the blockade of the border with Ukraine.
In addition, we previously reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are already experiencing a shortage of supplies at the front due to the blockade of the border in Poland.
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