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Partnership with Ukraine is a priority: Polish foreign minister

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Paweł Kononczuk 17.10.2017 13:46
Partnership with Ukraine remains a key aim in Warsaw’s foreign policy, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said.
Witold Waszczykowski.Witold Waszczykowski.Photo: W.Kusiński/Polish Radio

In comments published in the Rzeczpospolita daily on Tuesday, Waszczykowski added that “the grave consequences of Russian aggression against Ukraine confirm us in the belief that our own security, as a NATO member, needs to be strengthened, and also that Ukraine's right to a free choice about its path of development and international alliances need to be constantly defended.”

Waszczykowski noted that on January 1 Poland takes over from Ukraine as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years.

He said: "We see in this role an opportunity and duty to seek the restoration of respect in our region for norms of international law such as the inviolability of borders, the sovereignty of states, the renunciation of military force and blackmail, the use of force to resolve disputes between states.”

Waszczykowski added: “It is in this spirit that we will be involved in work to establish a UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine.”

Russia annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014.


Source: PAP/Rzeczpospolita/MSZ

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