31 March 2022
"Two intense days on the Polish-Ukrainian border, where I experienced first-hand solidarity with Ukrainian refugees. I had the opportunity to express our support to the Polish government for this extraordinary reception effort and honour the strong commitment of the Italians operating here" Undersecretary Amendola declared upon conclusion of his institutional visit to Poland, accompanied by Ambassador Aldo Amati.
In Warsaw, Amendola met the representatives of the Italian community, the EU Affairs Minister Konrad Szymanski and the Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski, to take stock of the main European dossiers. His mission continued in the Polish-Ukrainian border towns of Rudna Mala, Przemysl (in the photo: visit to the reception centre where the Civil Protection operates) and Korczowa, in the various first-reception centres hosting Ukrainian refugees. The Undersecretary met Italian volunteers from Protezione Civile italiana, Caritas, Associazione nazionale Alpini, Intersos, Soleterre and Misericordie.
"It was a duty for our Government to pay tribute to Italian volunteers. They prove Italy’s hospitality and solidarity. They deserve all our support. The Italian aid chain is doing an extraordinary job, from a logistical, medical and psychological point of view. The migratory crisis enhances the urgency of our commitment, as Italy and as the EU, to negotiations and to ending the use of weapons" Amendola concluded.Ukraine