Ukraine undertakes defense of Europe: Polish Defense Minister impressed with parade in Kyiv

The parade of troops that took place in Kyiv on the occasion of Ukrainian Independence Day has made a great impression on Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. He spoke about this with journalists following discussions with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

"I want to say clearly and intelligibly that for me it was a great honor to be a participant in the celebration of Ukraine's Independence Day, a parade under your leadership, Minister [Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak - Ed.]," The Polish minister said.

He noted that he was "under a great impression" from the military parade.

"I want to add that I was very impressed by President Poroshenko’s speech at this event, a speech which, I'm not afraid to say, was historical," said Macierewicz.

He also noted that he "happily observed that representatives of the eastern flank of NATO from Estonia to Turkey, as well as US Secretary of Defense Mr. Mattis, were present in the stands."

As for the meeting with the president of Ukraine, they discussed issues of cooperation in the sphere of the military-industrial complex of both countries, according to Macierewicz.

  Poland, Antoni Macierewicz, Ukraine, Independence Day