Polish-American cooperation to support Ukraine after Russian aggression in 2022

Współpraca polsko-amerykańska na rzecz wsparcia Ukrainy po rosyjskiej agresji w 2022 roku

ORCID: Łukasz Jureńczyk: 0000-0003-1149-925X

Afiliacja: Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland

ORCID: Łukasz Jureńczyk: 0000-0003-1149-925X

Pages: 139-154

Edition: Lublin 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36874/RIESW.2023.1.9

Citation method: Ł. Jureńczyk, Polish-American cooperation to support Ukraine after Russian aggression in 2022, „Rocznik Instytutu Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej” 21 (2023), z. 1, s. 139-154, DOI: https://doi.org/10.36874/RIESW.2023.1.9

Abstract: The article analyses and evaluates Polish-American cooperation in support of Ukraine after Russia’s full-scale aggression in 2022. It answers the question regarding the importance of Polish-American cooperation in supporting the Ukrainian state and society. It assumes that Polish-American cooperation plays a key role in the areas of military and non-military assistance for Ukraine and Ukrainians. Both countries are among the main donors of military equipment to Ukraine, which is delivered via the territory of Poland. In addition, they put great pressure on European countries to increase military support to Ukraine. Polish-American cooperation in non-military areas is also of great importance. Poland’s aid for Ukrainian refugees is crucial, and the US is involved in its delivery and financing. The US, in turn, is of paramount importance in imposing sanctions on Russia to force it to stop its aggression and in providing economic assistance to Ukraine. Poland participates in the sanctions system and strives to make them as severe as possible. Another area of Polish-American cooperation is LNG trade, which allows Poland, and potentially also other CEE countries, including Ukraine, to secure natural gas supplies after abandoning imports from Russia. During the research, interviews with American scientists and experts were conducted, and the method of analysing the content of text sources was used.


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