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Germany offered the Patriot missiles to Poland. According to Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, it should be situated in Poland and not, as suggested by the defence minister, given to Ukraine, the presidential aide said on Friday.
Pawel Szrot, Secretary of State and Chief of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Poland said Duda believed the Patriots should be used to protect Poland.
On Sunday, Christine Lambrecht, the German defence minister, offered to transfer some of Germany’s Patriot missile systems to Poland after a stray air-defence missile.
Lambrecht also suggested German Air Force fighters could help patrol Polish airspace.
In response, Mariusz Blaszczak, Poland’s defence minister, said Germany should give the Patriot batteries to Ukraine.
Lambrecht has declined to do so, citing constraints on deploying NATO weaponry in non-NATO countries.
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