Poland is only carrying out previously agreed deliveries of ammunition and weapons – including those stemming from contracts signed with Ukraine, Kiev said
Poland is only carrying out arms deliveries “which were previously agreed” with Kievthe government spokesman said today, the day after Warsaw announced that these deliveries would stop as a conflict has erupted between the two countries over the grain issue.
“Poland is only carrying out the previously agreed deliveries of ammunition and weapons – including these arising from contracts signed with UkrainePiotr Miller told the PAP news agency.
“Poland continues to be a hub for international aid” to Ukraine, he added, stressing that “during the first months of the war, Poland supplied tanks, armored vehicles, planes, ammunition that were critical to Ukraine’s defense and essential to prevent Russia from attacking Ukraine and, potentially, other EU countries – including Poland».
These statements were made after those of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who declared yesterday, Wednesday, evening that Poland “will no longer transfer any equipment to Ukraine” and will focus “mainly on the rapid modernization and equipping of the Polish army”.
The prime minister did not specify when Poland, which is one of Ukraine’s biggest arms suppliers, stopped delivering those weapons or whether it was related to the conflict over Ukrainian grain, the import of which Warsaw has banned to protect interests of its farmers.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture announced today that the Ukrainian Minister of Agriculture, in a telephone conversation with his Polish counterpart, agreed to work out a solution to their dispute over Ukrainian grainwhich meets the interests of both countries.
The ministry said in a statement that the two sides reaffirmed “(their) close and constructive relations and agreed to work out an option to cooperate on export issues in the near future.”
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