Celebration of the National Day of the Third of May
– The time of challenges that we are experiencing is not over yet. There are still many hardships ahead of us. I strongly believe that we will prevail – assured the President of the Republic of Poland at this year's celebrations of the National Day of the Third of May.
In his speech at the Castle Square in Warsaw marking the central celebrations of the National Day of the Third of May, Andrzej Duda thanked all those who support Ukraine: private individuals, volunteers, medical staff, representatives of institutions and local governments who are involved in reception of refugees from Ukraine on a daily basis. – You demonstrated what it means to restore a community,” he said.
However, as the Polish President pointed out, „the time of challenges that we are experiencing is not over yet. – I am persuaded that there are still many hardships in store for us, regrettably, and even more worries. What is happening in Ukraine, the sanction policy against Russia, is costly. It is causing sudden volatilities in the fuel market, it generates economic problems, inflation, which is weighing heavily on our wallets, which is adding to our troubles. We have to confront it, we have to deal with it. I believe deeply that we will prevail,” declared the President.
– Thank you for all the decisions concerning the support for Ukraine, both humanitarian and military, which the Republic of Poland provides so that Ukrainians can fight and repel the enemy who seeks the destruction of their nation,” Andrzej Duda added. He also thanked the entire Polish political scene for their unanimity in supporting our eastern neighbour: – Thank you for an extremely responsible policy that builds our community. A policy that is changing our history. It is my profound belief that for the better.
Andrzej Duda reminded that a year ago, on the 230th anniversary of the May 3rd Constitution, during a ceremony in the courtyard of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Presidents: of Poland Andrzej Duda, of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, of Latvia Egils Levits and of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenski signed a joint declaration emphasising the historical significance of the Constitution of 1791.
Earlier, at the Royal Castle, President Andrzej Duda awarded the highest and oldest state decorations – the Orders of the White Eagle – to the historian Antoni Lenkiewicz and the writer Antoni Libera.