Ukraine’s foreign policy will always be aimed at strengthening international security, Victor Yushchenko said on Monday in an interview with Telewizja Polska, Poland’s public television network broadcasting corporation, and the Dziennik, a new Polish nationwide daily newspaper, ahead of his Wednesday visit to Poland, according to the President`s press-office.

When asked to comment on plans to deploy American anti-ballistic missiles in Poland, the President said it was the country and its people to decide what to do.

“We need to know the idea of this project deeper and therefore we say talks the U.S. administration is going to hold with Poland and the Czech Republic are very important to Ukraine,” he said.

Mr. Yushchenko said “the more powerful and adequate model of collective security there will be, the bigger contribution it will make to peace in Europe.”

Speaking about the purpose of his Polish visit, the President said he was going to discuss “key bilateral issues” with his colleague, Lech Kaczynski. He added that energy issues would be at the top of his agenda.