02 July 2022,   17:34
Ukraine, Poland ready to sign agreement on joint border and customs control - Zelensky

Ukraine and Poland will soon conclude a bilateral agreement on joint border and customs control. Volodymyr Zelensky said this at a parliament meeting attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda.

“We have agreed to implement this in the near future in a respective bilateral agreement. First [the agreement] on joint border and customs control, and later [the agreement] on a single conditional border - when Ukraine becomes a member of the European Union.

And I am grateful for your willingness, Andrzej, to pay a visit to European capitals together with Slovakia’s President Zuzana Caputova in order to lobby for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union in “skeptical” countries. In fact, they are not skeptics, but future optimists. That is how I see our common task in this area”, - said Zelensky.

He also thanked the Polish Sejm for the recently passed law on assistance to Ukrainian citizens who left for Poland due to Russian aggression.

“This is an unprecedented decision, according to which our citizens who were forced to move to Poland due to Russian aggression will receive almost the same rights and opportunities as Polish citizens. This is legal residence, employment, education, medical care and social security. This is a big step and a gesture of a great soul, which only a great friend of Ukraine is capable of”, - said the President of Ukraine.