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    Dep PM Jacek Sasin honoured with the Lech Kaczyński Promethean Award

    Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin emphasises that Professor Lech Kaczyński made politicians realise that the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, with such tragic experiences as the Soviet occupation, should unite and build a community of cooperation and peace. An example of such an initiative was the creation of the Visegrad Group and the Three Seas Initiative.

    “President Lech Kaczyński built strong relations with these countries. He built the Alliance of Freedom so that our part of Europe would be safe no matter who ruled in the Kremlin,”

    Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin argues.

    Today, Poland continues this policy of independence for Central and Eastern Europe by supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression.

    “Today, we are supporting Ukraine by providing the necessary weapons, humanitarian aid, and diplomatic support in Europe and around the world,”

    Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin says.

    Our country earmarked more than PLN 56 billion for this purpose in 2022, which is almost 2 per cent of the GDP. This is one of the highest results in terms of the value of support provided. 

    “Since the first days of the war, we have been the centre of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. We gave real support to refugees, introducing the necessary legal solutions, and Poles themselves opened their homes to families fleeing Russian aggression,”

    Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin says.
    Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin honoured with the Lech Kaczyński Promethean Award

    From the very beginning, State Treasury companies have been actively involved in helping the struggling Ukraine and its citizens. They have shown very strong solidarity with those in need. Their activities covered four main areas: financial support, provision of premises, transport support and purchase of food and medicines. The total value of aid provided by state entities amounts to hundreds of millions of zlotys. 

    Examples include the largest State Treasury companies, such as Orlen Group, PKO BP Banks, Pekao SA, PGE Group or KGHM. Representatives of these companies also declare their assistance in the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war.

    “We do not doubt that the prolonged war and the enormity of the damage will make the economic reconstruction of Ukraine a challenge for the whole free world, the community of democratic countries and, above all, for the region of Central and Eastern Europe,”

    Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin says.

    It is estimated that the financial resources needed for the reconstruction of Ukraine will amount to approximately USD 350 billion and USD 750 billion, or even USD 1 trillion.  Ukraine’s GDP has declined by more than 30 per cent since the start of the war.

    “In Poland, we have already been working for many months to prepare the ground for the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war,”

    Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin adds.

    The Minister of State Assets thanked the boards of state-owned companies and their employees for the heart they put into helping Ukraine and its people. 

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