Poland’s President Duda awards country’s “oldest and highest” order to Ukrainian leader Zelensky

Radina Gigova in London

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday awarded Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with the Order of the White Eagle during a ceremony at the presidential palace in Warsaw.

The Order of the White Eagle is “the oldest and highest Polish award,” and is presented to “outstanding individuals,” Duda said in the presence of Zelensky and the two countries’ first ladies.

Zelensky and his wife, Olena Zelenska, are in Poland for what is being billed as the most comprehensive state visit the Ukrainian president has undertaken since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

CNN’s Vasco Cotovio contributed to this report

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