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Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, welcomed a German offer of Patriot missile batteries for Poland but added the batteries would find better use in western Ukraine.
The German government offered Poland the Patriot system to help it secure its airspace after a stray missile crashed near the Polish village of Przewodów close to the Ukrainian border last week, killing two people.
Kaczyński argued that the modern Patriot air defence system from Germany, unlike the Soviet-era anti-aircraft systems that Ukraine uses, would be more effective in downing Russian missiles.
According to Kaczyński, such a solution would show “that what Germany is doing is a real policy change and not some act of propaganda.”