“From here, I call on the European Commission to finally put the Solidarity Fund for Ukraine into operation,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Lviv.
“The wreckage left by the Russian troops is evidence of barbarism, which must be a call to action. Crimes like those in Mariupol must be held to account. The economic turmoil in Europe is only a small trace of Ukraine’s injustice,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Lviv.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister, together with representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, visited the so-called container city in Lviv, where refugees from the parts of Ukraine, where the fighting is taking place, were sheltered.
“This is a city to be used on short notice,” he said. “The living conditions here are typically temporary for those people who simply have nowhere to go,” he added.
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— PLinLviv (@PLinLviv) April 19, 2022
Morawiecki reported that he had spoken with people from Mariupol, Bucha and Donetsk, among others. “All this shows the extent of the destruction here in Ukraine,” he pointed out.
“We cannot leave our neighbours alone,” the Polish Prime Minister said. “The worst thing for those who struggle is the fact that they can be lonely,” he said. “We must maintain this fighting spirit by taking care of the weakest,” he added
“I call on you – drop your calculators, reach out to your conscience – this is my appeal to the heads of state and government of Western countries to see what life is like here, at last, in the heart of Europe,” the Prime Minister said during a press conference.
He added: “The heart of Europe is beating in Ukraine today.”
“Here is the front and the barricades of freedom and sovereignty. We must be fully aware of this. These ruins, the burnt houses, and the destroyed cities left behind by the Russian military are a great testimony to barbarism, but at the same time, they must be a great appeal to us. for Poland and Poland is such a call,” Prime Minister Morawiecki stressed.
“Day after day, we receive this report from the besieged city of Mariupol. We see what crimes are taking place there. We cannot leave these crimes unresolved, but justice must be done,” he said.
The Prime Minister pointed out that “Putin’s war against the Ukrainian people has led to great economic turmoil.”
“But what are they compared to the life of the people here in Ukraine? What is happening in Western Europe is only a tiny hint of what damage the Ukrainians are suffering?” he added.
The fight for freedom throughout Europe
“The struggle in Ukraine is a struggle for the freedom and security of the whole of Europe, Ukraine defends the most universal values – the right to life, freedom and sovereignty,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in Lviv on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister visited Lviv, where, thanks to the cooperation of the Polish and Ukrainian authorities, a container city for internally displaced persons has been created.
Morawiecki said the idea of building container cities was discussed in the National Security Council and the issue was raised by Kukiz’15 leader Paweł Kukiz.
“Thank you all for the inspiration, but also the real, operational, organizational work and execution,” the head of government said.
“The struggle in Ukraine is a struggle for freedom, for the security of the whole of Europe. The crimes in Bucha, Borodyanka, Hostomel and hundreds of other cities show what a barbaric system we as Europe have to face,” Morawiecki said.
He stressed that Ukraine defended the most universal values, most European values – the right to life, the right to freedom, and sovereignty.
Mr Morawiecki added that in his talks with Western heads of state, he had made clear the need for tough sanctions.
“This is the lowest price we can pay, even we in Europe, for what is happening in Ukraine, for these terrible crimes, it is the lowest price to regain freedom, and that must be clear to everyone,” the Prime Minister stressed.
— Kancelaria Premiera (@PremierRP) April 19, 2022