Cabinet Council discusses Polish support for Ukraine’s democratization
April 9, 2014
Donald Tusk and Bronislaw Komorowski
Tuesday's sitting of the Cabinet Council confirmed a joint stand and a common will to cooperate in supporting modernization processes in Ukraine, President Bronislaw Komorowski said after the meeting.
President Komorowski decided to convene the Cabinet Council, a meeting of government members chaired by the president, to discuss ways of supporting the democratization of Ukraine, Poland's help in conducting a local government reform there and fighting corruption and support for Ukrainian SMEs.
Poland should consider the strategic direction of actions aimed at modernization in Ukraine, Komorowski said after the meeting.
Only modernized Ukraine „is able to help itself and instead of being a problem for everyone, it could become an economic opportunity, also for Poland,” the president had earlier said.
He also said that Poland could consider ways to support the Ukrainian armed forces.
Polish PM Donald Tusk said during the meeting that the Polish government would like its support for Ukraine to be a part of international actions as such a formula is safer, PM Donald Tusk
Tusk also suggested to include Ukraine in a Polish-proposed EU energy union, and announced that his government would undertake steps in this respect in coming weeks.