Poland’s President Addresses Ukraine’s Parliament, Calls for Removal of All Russian Troops – The Wall Street Journal
Andrzej Duda pushed back against “worrying voices” that Ukraine should concede territories in order to end the war. Instead saying that all Russian troops should withdraw from Ukraine unconditionally. Poland has the most direct burden of refugees with millions displaced from Ukraine.
Ukraine’s presidential adviser and president’s chief of staff argued that a ceasefire would embolden Russia. Ukraine will not agree to a ceasefire or territory concessions to Russia, as this would embolden the latter to ramp up its attacks.
Russia launched a major offensive in eastern Ukraine last month. Both sides characterized it as a decisive “second phase” of the war.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed a deal to secure compensation for countries that “suffered from Russia’s actions” during the Ukraine-Russia War.
Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova told the U.S. Helsinki Commission earlier this month that Russia has committed nearly 10,000 war crimes over the course of the war.
A compensation deal would show aggressors that they will be held accountable for their actions at the international level, Zelensky said.
For more on this story please consider these sources:
- Poland’s President Addresses Ukraine’s Parliament, Calls for Removal of All Russian Troops The Wall Street Journal
- Polish president pushes back against territorial concessions for Ukraine Axios
- Zelenskiy promises reciprocal rights for Poles in Ukraine Reuters
- Ukraine, Poland agree on joint customs control to ease movement of people, goods Yahoo News
- Polish President Duda first to address wartime Kyiv parliament Al Jazeera English
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