Starting in the new year, Poland will be able to replace the German Patriot air defense systems that temporarily cover the country's skies with its own.
According to PAP, Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said this on the radio.
Blaszczak was asked whether Poland would take advantage of Germany's offer to extend the deployment of its Patriot systems in Poland until the end of the year.
"We talked about this during Minister Pistorius' visit to our country. By that time, we will be ready to include Polish Patriot batteries in the country's air and missile defense," said Mariusz Blaszczak.
He also criticized the previous government for its alleged inaction in protecting the sky.
"We are gradually building a multi-level system, in cooperation with the United States on Patriot and Britain on CAMM," Blaszczak added.
The decision to provide Poland with three Patriot systems, along with the military personnel who operate the system, was made by Germany after the events in the village of Przewodów in November 2022. As a result of Russia's missile attack on Ukraine, missile elements fell on Polish territory, killing two people.
Author - Olena Madiak, 10/08/2023