Head of Poland's party of power resigns as deputy prime minister

11:27 21 June Kyiv, Ukraine

Yaroslav Kaczynski, head of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, resigned from his post as deputy prime minister.

He spoke about this in an interview with PAP.
"Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and, as far as I know, President Andrzej Duda accepted my resignation," Jaroslaw Kaczynski said.
He said that now he wants to concentrate on working in the party so that it not only wins the next election, but remains in power.
“It’s not that I overestimate my role, it’s just that the party needs to regain its vigor, because the time is approaching, which is the most important for every political party in the world.. The goal of the elections is to get a good result, and when it comes to PiS, the goal is to win them and the possibility of power, of course, in the United Right coalition, the PiS head said.
Kaczynski added that Mariusz Blaszczak, head of the Ministry of National Defense, will become his successor as deputy prime minister.. The Security Committee will be headed by Zbigniew Hoffman, Deputy Chairman of the Prime Minister's Office, instead of Kaczynski.

Kaczynski said he would leave the government last year. Then he emphasized that this decision was dictated by the need to strengthen control over the party.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky awarded Yaroslav Kaczynski and Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise II degree "for a significant personal contribution to strengthening Ukrainian-Polish interstate cooperation, supporting the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine."