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 Poroshenko, Duda to sign joint declaration on occasion of 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, - Szczerski

The heads of Poland and Ukraine Andrzej Duda and Petro Poroshenko are going to sign a joint declaration on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

Foreign policy adviser to the president of Poland Krzysztof Szczerski said Aug. 8, Censor.NET reports referring to Polskie Radio.

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He noted that the document will be signed during Duda's upcoming visit to Kyiv on Aug. 24. According to him, a joint declaration of the presidents of Poland and Ukraine is intended to emphasize the strategic importance of Ukraine's independence as well as the fact that Poland was the first country to recognize it.

In addition, during his visit to Kyiv, Andrzej Duda will deliver a speech before the Ukrainian ambassadors. Summing up a year of Duda's presidency, Szczerski noted his main priority was to increase the security level of Poland as a member of the North Atlantic Alliance.

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The official added that contrary to a certain amount of skepticism, the Warsaw summit surpassed the Newport summit in terms of changing the security formula for Central and Eastern Europe via the deployment of additional forces in the region.

He said this goal was faced with three potential threats: an attempt to undermine the unity of Central and Eastern Europe, the isolation of Poland as a problematic country, and the demonstration of the lack of unity within NATO.

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