Contents tagged with Poland

  • Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki: Poland will be the first country to supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a joint press conference with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen that it is likely that Ukraine will receive Leopard 2 tanks from Poland earlier than from other partners.

    "At the moment, many Ukrainian soldiers are learning to operate these tanks in Poland. Poland is likely to be the first, and one of the first countries to supply Leopard tanks to Ukraine," the Polish Prime Minister said.

    Morawiecki thanked the head of …

  • Poland considers delivering Soviet-made fighter jets to Ukraine

    Poland will consider the possibility of delivering MiG-29 aircraft, which it has in service, to the Ukrainian Army, and in future will also join the broad coalition of countries willing to supply F-16 fighter jets, Polish President Andrzej Duda told the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.

    According to Duda, it takes months to train a F-16 pilot. But if Kyiv is provided with MiG-29 or Su aircraft, then Ukrainian pilots "are ready to fly them almost immediately."

    "In fact, they could just fly home …

  • Poland warns Germany it will create a coalition of countries ready to send tanks to Ukraine

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his country will create a "smaller coalition" that is ready to send some of its modern equipment and modern tanks to Ukraine if Germany still does not agree so supply Leopard 2 tanks, reported the news agency PAP.

    Morawiecki stressed that Ukraine's partners will not passively observe the war and will not allow "Russia to capture Kyiv, and then set Europe on fire."

    "We will create a "smaller coalition" of countries ready to donate part of …

  • Poland asks U.S. to deploy nuclear weapons to its territory

    Amid the threats coming from Russia, Poland has started negotiations with its American partners on participation in the program of joint use of nuclear weapons, said the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, in an interview with Gazeta Polska.

    According to Duda, Poland is not a nuclear state, but is a member of NATO. Therefore, the country can get nuclear weapons soon.

    "The first problem is that we don't have nuclear weapons. There is no indication that we, as Poland, will get them in the near …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Germany is deliberately delaying assistance to Ukraine

    Germany is deliberately delaying the real military assistance to Ukraine, as it still hopes that normal cooperation with Russia could resume, said Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in an interview with the news website

    "Meanwhile, the scale and pace of Germany's support for Ukraine shows deliberate procrastination, as if the goal is that regardless of the outcome of this war, German-Russian relations suffer as little as possible, even though the free world loses trust in Germany," the …

  • Poland to stop issuing visas to Russian citizens

    Poland announced it will be stopping issuing visas to Russian citizens. The country's authorities are also working on a procedure that will allow to refuse EU visas to Russians, said the Deputy Head of the Polish Foreign Ministry, Piotr Wawrzyk. According to him, the decision will be made in the coming weeks.

    Wawrzyk said that Poland is in favor of expanding EU sanctions, especially suspending the agreement on visa facilitation for citizens of the Russian Federation. However, Germany, France …

  • Polish President: Poland has sent to Ukraine more than 240 tanks and about 100 armored vehicles

    Poland has sent more than 240 tanks and about 100 armored vehicles to Ukraine to fight the Russian troops, said Polish President Duda in an interview with the German newspaper Bild.

    According to him, at the moment Ukraine needs heavy weapons, including tanks.

    "I spoke with President Zelensky two days ago. He asked me again. We have sent tanks, more than 240 tanks that Ukraine can maintain. We have sent almost 100 armored vehicles and weapons, ammunition, missiles. We have sent a total of $2 …

  • Poland and Ukraine to sign the largest arms contract in 30 years

    Poland and Ukraine will sign the largest contract in 30 years for delivery of weapons to the Ukrainian Army.

    "Now we are signing one of the largest arms contracts in the last thirty years - the sale of weapons to Ukraine for Ukrainians. These weapons are well tested, and today we know that they will be very important on the battlefield," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a visit to the steel plant in Stalowa Wola.

    According to him, Polish 155-mm howitzers Krab and MANPADS …

  • Ukraine and Poland to establish a joint weapons manufacturing venture

    Ukraine and Poland intend to create a joint defense company for manufacturing weapons and military equipment, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a briefing with the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    During the intergovernmental consultations in Kyiv, the parties signed a number of bilateral documents. One of them was a memorandum of intent to establish a Polish-Ukrainian commission on cooperation between businesses of the two countries.

    As Shmyhal noted, this commission …

  • Ukraine to buy 60 Krab howitzers from Poland

    Ukraine will buy about 60 self-propelled artillery howitzers AHS Krab in addition to the 18 that Poland already shipped to Ukraine, reported the Polish newspaper Dziennik.

    According to the newspaper, on Tuesday an agreement was signed for three more shipments, that is, about 60 howitzers capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 40 km.

    They will be manufactured by Huta Stalowa Wola, which is part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA concern. Deliveries will begin in the next few months. The …