Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast and Pruszcz Gdański in Poland have become sister cities.

According to Kupiansk City Council, on June 15, the head of the Kupiansk Regional Military Administration, Andrii Besedin, and Pruszcz Gdański Mayor Janusz Wróbel signed the memorandum on cooperation.

“Friendship between sister cities will contribute to establishing relations, reconstruction, and development of the city of Kupiansk. As part of the cooperation, the cities of Kupiansk and Pruszcz Gdański will exchange experience in the development of local self-government, knowledge, and skills, implement joint projects and initiatives, enrich the spiritual and cultural life of our cities, and most importantly – contribute to the development of a united Europe,” Andrii Besedin noted.

Pruszcz Gdański is located in northern Poland, close to the Baltic Sea.

Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast is 10-15 km from the front line and 40 km from the border with Russia. The city was severely damaged at the beginning of the full-scale invasion and during the battle for its liberation in September 2022. Today, it is constantly under fire from Russian MLRS and S-300 systems.

Earlier, Izium and the French town of Chennevières-sur-Marne become twin cities.

Moreover, on May 4, 2023, Kharkiv City Council announced that Kharkiv will get another American twin city, Albuquerque.

Also read Constant Missile Attacks and Empty Streets: How Kupiansk Lives on the Front Line

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