Polish President Andrzej Duda said that imposing sanctions on Russia over its military offensive in Ukraine showed the unity of allies.
In a joint press conference with US Vice President Kamala Harris, Duda said that the bombing of children’s hospitals and residential neighborhoods in Ukraine by Russian forces is unimaginable in modern times, adding, “We need to take a strong stand against this as representatives of the free world.”
He added that his country is now facing a humanitarian crisis, especially with the rise in energy prices, stressing the importance of the support provided by the United States, expressing his thanks to the United States for the assistance it provided and his gratitude to US President Joe Biden for what he provided through international institutions and the US Congress for imposing sanctions against Russia.
Duda also noted that Harris’s visit demonstrates the strength of the bonds between the two countries and between allies and the commitment of the United States to support the eastern side of NATO and all of Europe, stressing that Poland, the United States, allies in (NATO) and all honest countries that stand by Ukraine will do everything what can it do to defend Ukraine.
US Vice President Kamala Harris expressed Poland’s support for what it has provided so far to the Ukrainian people and its commitment to support all allies of the European Union and NATO.
Harris said that 4,700 US soldiers have been deployed in Poland, noting her country’s commitment to the security of allies and Poland in particular and that her visit to Poland is an expression of the important relations between the two countries.
Harris also announced that the United States will provide an additional $50 billion through the United Nations World Food Program to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainians, stressing that it will do everything necessary for the humanitarian and security needs of Ukraine and its people and continue to support Poland, which has received a large number of refugees in a short period of time.