Polish and German presidents met on Tuesday for face-to-face talks in Warsaw to discuss ways to help Ukraine amid Russia's invasion.
Polish president Andrzej Duda told a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, that his talks with Frank-Walter Steinmeier focused mainly on the extremely difficult situation in the east of our borders, the war in Ukraine, Russian aggression and all related issues. He said that he and Steinmeier discussed steps that could be taken to support Ukraine and end Russian aggression against this country.
Duda said that Poland would be grateful if it could count on a positive voice from the Federal Republic of Germany supporting the establishment of special funds within the EU that would help resolve many financial issues related to language learning, vocational courses, teaching and health care. He added that he also told Steinmeier that Poland was counting on the North Atlantic Alliance to make its presence stronger on the eastern flank, to change the nature of the presence. The number of Nato troops and the potential, including infrastructure, will be increased. Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters that his country and Poland stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with Ukraine. He said that there can be no return to normalcy with this Russia.
Russian war crimes in Ukraine have been seen by the whole world. Steinmeier said that these crimes must be documented and explained, and the perpetrators and political decision-makers must be held accountable.