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The crisis in Ukraine does not threaten Poland, says President

President Andrzej Duda told a Friday sitting of the National Security Council (RBN) that the Russia–Ukraine crisis poses no direct military threats to Poland.

Andrzej Duda, who called the sitting in connection with the mounting Ukraine–Russia crisis, said that the situation around Ukraine did not endanger Poland.

„There are no direct military threats to Poland right now, but I think we can safely say that we haven't had a situation like this since 1989,” Andrzej Duda said.

President also said that he was pleased to see that all political forces in Poland were showing a responsible attitude in the situation.

After the meeting, the president described that the current international situation as „difficult.”

„This is the most specific situation since 1989, taking into account the scale of the redeployment of the Russian Federation's troops.... we are dealing with huge movements of Russian forces,” he said.

Andrzej Duda added that the situation was important for Poland, as a member of Nato and the EU in the immediate neighbourhood of Ukraine and Belarus.

„The security, sovereignty and freedom of Ukraine, as well as of Belarus, are issues of strategic importance for us. I am glad that on the Polish political scene there is a sense of deep responsibility for these things,” he said.

Earlier in the week, Andrzej Duda discussed the crisis in a teleconference with US President Joe Biden and the leaders of Germany, France, Italy, Britain, the EU and Nato. (PAP)