President Petro Poroshenko paid a visit to Warsaw at the invitation of President Andrzej Duda exactly 25 years after Poland recognised the independence of Ukraine on 2 December 1991. Poland was the first country in the world to do so.
Support of Poland for Ukraine
During the talks, Prime Minister Beata Szydło expressed support for the Ukrainian authorities in the process of political, economic, defence, development, social and humanitarian modernisation of Ukraine. Poland continues to offer assistance in implementation of decentralisation and anti-corruption reform, also at the regional level. At the EU forum, the Polish support focuses on promoting full ratification of the Association Agreement and introducing a visa-free regime in the movement between Ukraine and the EU. Poland also supports the reform of Ukrainian armed forces to adjust them to the NATO standards.