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Morawiecki explains why Warsaw is not transferring weapons to Ukraine

Sep 21, 2023

On Wednesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki explained that Warsaw is currently focused on rearming its own army and therefore is not transferring its military aid to Kyiv.

Morawiecki said this on the Polsat TV channel.

Answering the question of whether Poland will continue to support Ukraine militarily, the head of the Polish government said that Warsaw is not currently providing Kyiv with any weapons, as "we are now arming ourselves with the most modern weapons."


"If you do not want to defend yourself, you must have something to defend yourself with. This is our principle, so we have increased purchases (of weapons - Ed.)," he added.

Morawiecki also recalled his recent visits to arms factories where Polish equipment is manufactured - Krab self-propelled artillery systems and Rosomaka armored personnel carriers.

"Here, we are focusing mainly on modernizing and rapidly arming the Polish army to make it one of the strongest armies in Europe. And this is in a very short time," the Polish Prime Minister explained.

He also added that Poland's decision not to provide Ukraine with its weapons would not jeopardize Ukraine's security: "Our hub in Rzeszow, in consultation with the United States and NATO, is still playing the role it has been playing and will continue to play it."

Author - Olena Madiak, 21/09/2023

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