Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Prime Ministers en route to Kiev

 Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy PM Jarosław Kaczyński together with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala and Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Jansa are on their way to Kyiv as representatives of the European Council for a meeting with the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine.

The leaders of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia went to Kyiv on Tuesday to show solidarity with Ukraine and to present the broad aid package of the European Union.

The visit to Kyiv was consulted and coordinated with the head of the Council of Europe Charles Michel and the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in strict confidence. The decision to send a delegation to the Ukrainian capital was made at the summit of EU heads of state and government in Versailles, France, last Friday.

"This is Europe at its best. A sign of strength and heart. A sign of hope for the world. It is good that these Eastern European statesmen remind us of the great and unpredictable danger that threatens the eastern continent. Countries that have suffered for decades." Due to the repression of the Soviet empire and its communist satellite states, they have not forgotten that only unity, strength, and courage can bring peace. Such courage was already demonstrated by President Lech Kaczyński in 2008 in Georgia," - German newspaper, Bild, wrote today.

 Jarosław Kaczyński is a twin brother of President Lech Kaczyński who died in 2010 in the plane crash that many Poles believe was orchestrated by Putin as a retaliation for the above-mentioned visit in Georgia.

In the context of Tuesday's visit to Kiev, German commentators recall the events in Georgia in 2008, when the then Polish president, Lech Kaczyński, came to the capital of this country.

"For Jarosław Kaczyński, the deputy prime minister and leader of the PiS party, this trip has a very personal historical significance: in 2008 his brother Lech Kaczyński went to Georgia, which was then attacked by Russia, and gave a moving speech there on the aggression of the Russian authorities," it was written.

"In front of the Georgian parliament building, in the presence of a demonstration of 150,000 people, Kaczyński warned:" Today Georgia, tomorrow Ukraine - then the Baltic States, and then maybe my country's turn: Poland," - Bilda's journalists note.