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Ukraine and Poland reached an agreement. EPA-ELTA

Ukraine and Poland sign a security agreement

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk signed a bilateral security agreement on Monday.

They did so during the Ukrainian leader's visit to Warsaw.

"You will always be able to count on us", Tusk told Zelensky after the signing.

The agreement includes a plan to allow Poland to shoot down Russian missiles flying on Ukrainian territory

For his part, Zelensky called the agreement "ambitious".

"It can protect the lives of our people and counter Russian evil", the Ukrainian leader noted.

The agreement reportedly includes a plan to "shoot down Russian missiles and drones launched in the direction of Poland in Ukrainian airspace".

V. Zelensky is visiting Poland ahead of this week's NATO summit in Washington. He arrived in the neighboring country on the day Russia launched a massive missile attack against Ukraine, killing at least 26 people and hitting a children's hospital in Kyiv.

The leaders of Ukraine and Poland observed a minute's silence in honor of the victims of the latest Russian strikes.

Based on ELTA reports