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    Polish PM calls for greater EU support in acquiring arms for Ukraine

    The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has declared that, prior to the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Poland will endeavour to acquire extra European Union funding for the purpose of refinancing Ukrainian military acquisitions.

    “Poland has already received about PLN 200 million (EUR 42.6 million) from the European Peace Facility (EPF) to refinance arms purchases for Ukraine,” Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters.

    “This is a huge fund worth over EUR 3 billion,” Morawiecki stated.

    “We want to… obtain an additional EUR 240 million, namely another billion zlotys, for Poland in the coming weeks,” Morawiecki continued, expressing hope that he would be able to announce such news before Easter.

    At the upcoming EU summit, the situation in Belarus is set to be a major point of discussion, as the country has become a tool for Russia to avoid sanctions.

    If the Alexander Lukashenko regime continues to detain more than 1,000 political prisoners, including numerous Poles of Belarusian ancestry, Morawiecki declared that further sanctions may be necessary.

    The Prime Minister noted that illegal migration is a key issue for Poland and Italy, who are both facing problems at their borders. Poland has already obtained EUR 200 million and is attempting to acquire additional money from the updated EU budget.


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