Poland on Tuesday known as for a NATO peace mission “protected by armed forces” to assist Ukraine.
“This cannot be an unarmed mission,” Vice Premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski was quoted as saying by the Polish information company PAP throughout a go to to Kyiv.
“It must seek to provide humanitarian and peaceful aid to Ukraine.”
Kaczynski, together with the Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmygal.
It is the primary go to to Kyiv by international leaders because the Russian invasion of Ukraine started on February 24.
“I think that we need a peacekeeping mission from NATO, or even possibly from a larger international structure, but a mission that will be able to defend itself and that will operate on Ukrainian territory, which will be in this country with the agreement of the president and the government of Ukraine and it will not be a defenseless mission,” Kaczynski stated.
It “will strive for peace, to provide humanitarian aid, but at the same time it will be protected by appropriate forces, armed forces,” added Kaczynski, who can also be the chief of the ruling conservative get together in Poland and is taken into account the principle strategist of presidency coverage.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki once more known as on the EU to “very quickly give Ukraine candidate status” and added: “We will try to organize defensive weapons”.
The three prime ministers, and Kaczynski, went to Kyiv to “confirm the unequivocal support of the entire European Union for the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and to present a broad package of support for the Ukrainian state and society,” stated an announcement posted on the Polish authorities’s web site.
Shortly after their arrival, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister Shmygal praised “the courage of the true friends of Ukraine”.
The European leaders traveled to Kyiv as Russian forces try and besiege the Ukrainian capital, which has been put underneath curfew, and their strikes hit some neighbourhoods.
While the three heads of presidency are members of the European Council and subsequently its representatives, they don’t have an official mandate from the council, based on a European supply in Brussels.
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