Polish President calls for unity with Kiev before the summit

A few days after the start of the NATO meeting, the leaders met to commemorate the Volhynia massacre

Leaders of Poland and Ukraine on the anniversary of the Volhynia massacre France Press agency


Updated at 8:43 PM.

he Polish presidentYesterday, Andrei Duda called on Kiev’s Western allies to show unity, during a visit to Ukraine, 48 hours before the important NATO summit in Lithuania.

“Together we are stronger,” Duda said on social media during his visit to the People’s Republic of China. Lutsk cityin western Ukraine, with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.

he Ukrainian presidentFor his part, he indicated in his tweet on Twitter that the meeting focused on the situation on the borders with Belarus which Poland and Ukraine share, before the arrival of Wagner Group mercenaries.

Duda’s trip to Ukraine comes on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the massacre of Poles by the Ukrainian insurgent army at that time. Volhynia region – Now part of Ukraine – during World War IIbetween the summer and fall of 1943.

Between July 11 and 12, 1943, prof Ultra-Ukrainian nationalist forces They launched a joint offensive against more than a hundred cities inhabited by Poles. Ukrainian partisans rampaged through the cities, committing outright atrocities—including beheadings, crucifixions, and dismemberment—against the civilian population.

the Volyn massacres They left between 30,000 and 40,000 Poles missing, for a total of around 100,000 killed during the campaign of terror orchestrated by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

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