5 Apr 2023 18:36

Ukrainian president decorated with Poland's top award, says there will be no borders between countries in future

MOSCOW. April 5 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has been decorated with the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest award, "in recognition of his outstanding merits in deepening relations between Poland and Ukraine," Ukrainian media reported referring to a statement by the Polish presidential chancellery on Wednesday.

Polish President Andrzej Duda awarded the Order of the White Eagle to Zelensky, who is currently on an official visit to Poland.

"The Order of the White Eagle is the oldest and most valuable Polish decoration. It is awarded to outstanding people who have made an exceptional contribution to the Republic of Poland with their lives. You are an exemplary leader of a state and a nation," Duda said.

Zelensky thanked the Polish president, government, and people for their assistance and support to Ukraine, particularly for receiving and accommodating Ukrainians.

"There have been no borders between us. And I do believe that this is the beginning of a future where no borders will exist between us, either political, or economic, or historical ones," he said.