― Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Ukrainian public intellectual and Ukrainian Public Broadcaster board member.
All major political parties in Poland support Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion, so a victory for either the Law and Justice (PiS) party or the Civic Coalition-led opposition would have helped Kyiv.
But in the weeks leading up to the elections, Ukraine-related issues became highly politicised in Poland, including the revival of past conflicts to questions about Ukrainian grain prices and refugees. By criticising Kyiv, PiS tried to attract more voters from poorer regions.
A Ukraine-sceptic agenda was also adopted by the Polish public broadcaster TVP.