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    “The weapons handed over to Ukraine also serve to defend Poland's independence”

    Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said that Poland has delivered tanks to Ukraine but declined to give any further details.

    “The weapons handed over to Ukraine also serve to defend Poland’s independence,” Morawiecki told a Polsat News TV channel on Monday evening.


    Asked how many tanks Poland had sent to Ukraine, Morawiecki refused to reveal the number “for security reasons and, above all, for the security of our Ukrainian neighbours and friends.” He added that he would do this “in due time.”


    When asked if sending MiG-29 jets to Ukraine was still being considered, Morawiecki said that the entire matter was closed. “There is no such necessity, there are no such demands, there are no such requests,” he added.


    Referring to Poland’s assistance to Ukraine, which has been estimated at PLN 7 billion (EUR 1.5 billion), Morawiecki said that this was the cost of support granted to Ukraine and war refugees, as well as of “various kinds of arms, which we have sent as defensive weapons to Ukraine.”


    Ukraine has repeatedly appealed to the West to urgently give it more weapons, especially heavy equipment, as Russian forces continued their offensive in that country.

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