President Duda: Lutsk consulate attack demands firm intervention
"This is not something that can be ignored", Polish President Andrzej Duda said Wednesday, referring to an attack on the Polish consulate in Lutsk (north-western Ukraine). "This requires firm intervention", he stressed.
The Polish president's aide Krzysztof Szczerski told reporters after the phone conversation held by the two presidents earlier that the President Poroshenko had ordered to strengthen protection of Polish diplomatic missions and sites of remembrance in Ukraine. "This protection must be strengthened immediately", he added.
Referring to the invitation to Polish experts, Krzysztof Szczerski said that steps would be taken to make it possible for Polish specialists to take part in the inquiry.
"President Petro Poroshenko declared that next week he would make another phone call to inform President Duda about progress in the investigation", Minister Szczerski said, adding that the presidents would continue to stay in touch.
According to Krzysztof Szczerski, President Duda considered the situation serious and expected the Ukrainian side to take firm measures. "An attack on a diplomatic mission of any state (...) should be treated very seriously", he said. (PAP)