Berlin and Warsaw united on Ukraine issue, - Duda, Merkel say. PHOTO
Polish President Andrzej Duda and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Warsaw on Tuesday to discuss, among other things, the Ukrainian issue.
Secretary of State in the Polish President's Office Krzysztof Szczerski said after talks between Polish and German leaders, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform. Poland and Germany agree that return to the policy of "business as usual" in relations with Russia is impossible until the conflict in the east of Ukraine is resolved and the international order is restored.
"Both the president and the chancellor have noted that it is impossible to agree on a long-term occupation of a sovereign state. It is impossible to agree on a transition to normal contacts "business as usual" [with Russia] after the situation that happened in Ukraine until the conflict is resolved and the international order in Ukraine is restored, which is based on the international law," he said.
According to Szczerski, Duda and Merkel have expressed concern about recent developments in Ukraine and the escalation of the hostilities in the Donbas.