After his meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine and Poland are in agreement that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline poses a threat to the whole of Europe.
“It is pleasing that trade and economic ties between our countries have been growing annually and will continue to grow in future. Even now, Poland is our second largest trade partner in the EU,” said the Ukrainian president, as cited by his official press service.
He also remarked that, despite the high level of cooperation between the countries, work should still be done to improve it in future. Zelensky said that he hopes there will be economic partnership and active dialog between the Ukrainian and Polish governments.
The two presidents also spoke about energy security. Ukraine is pushing for diversification of energy sources and for energy collaboration in the Poland – USA – Ukraine triangle.
“And in this regard we and Poland speak with one voice: Nord Stream 2 is unacceptable and poses a threat to Europe,” Zelensky emphasized.
After the meeting with his Polish colleague, Zelensky also said that he is prepared to lift the ban on the exhumation of Polish burial sites in Ukraine.