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Polish President named a condition for supplying weapons to Ukraine

Sep 25, 2023

Poland is ready to supply Ukraine with old military equipment, which will be replaced by purchasing new ones. This is how Polish President Andrzej Duda commented on Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's statement about the suspension of supplies to Kyiv.

This is reported with reference to Duda's interview with the Polish newspaper Super Express.

"I interpreted the prime minister's statement in a completely different way. Perhaps because I recently spoke with him, in particular about the transfer of equipment to Ukraine," he said.

According to him, "it is out of the question" to send any new equipment that Poland is currently purchasing, such as K2 artillery howitzers or K9 tanks. "This equipment should serve to strengthen the Polish army. We are not spending billions to suddenly give them away," she said.

"But this does not mean that we will not transfer weapons to Ukraine at all. When old equipment is replaced with modern equipment, I have no problem sending it to Ukrainians," Duda added.

The Polish president urged to remember who would benefit the most if Poland and Ukraine parted ways. "The consequences could be tragic," he said.

As a reminder, relations between Poland and Ukraine deteriorated significantly after Warsaw extended its ban on grain imports from Ukraine on September 15, contrary to the European Commission's decision.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Warsaw had stopped supplying weapons to Ukraine. The United States then demanded clarification from Poland on its support for Ukraine after Polish officials suggested that Warsaw might cut off military aid to Kyiv.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 25/09/2023

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