Thursday, March 19,
in the framework of the working visit to Brussels Prime Minister of Ukraine
Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Ewa Kopacz.
During the meeting the
heads of Governments of the two countries discussed, in particular, joint priorities in the context of preparation for the discussion
of the situation in Ukraine at the European Council’s meeting. The Prime
Minister highly assessed the consecutive support and efforts of Poland to ensure
a single and strong position of the European Union to counter the aggressive
policy of Russia.
Apart from that, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Ewa
Kopacz continued a dialogue about joint
Ukrainian-Polish projects, those agreed during the visit of the Head of the
Polish Government to Kyiv. It concerns, namely, the financial and technical
support of reforms in Ukraine, cooperation in agro-industrial and energy
sectors. In this context, at today's meeting the parties settled to hold mutual
visits by the ministers of economy and energy blocks to adjust the specific
objectives of the cooperation.
In an interview following the meeting Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that Poland
is "a powerful advocate of Ukraine", "Poland is steadfast in supporting
our struggle for peace, stability and against the Russian aggression".
Answering a question about sanctions against Russia, the Prime Minister
of Ukraine stressed, "It would be the largest success for President Putin,
if the EU refused to prolong or step up sanctions against Russia. The success
of Russia means unsuccessful Europe. It concerns not just Ukraine alone, it concerns the future of the European Union".