Poland He assured this Wednesday that he no longer supplies weapons to Ukraine to focus on equipping its own army, in the midst of a dispute over grain exports between these two neighboring countries. “We are not supplying any weapons to Ukraine, but now we are arming Poland with the most modern weapons,” the prime minister said. Mateusz Morawiecki to private television Polsat News.
Relations between kyiv and Warsaw were clouded by the Polish decision to apply a embargo on Ukrainian grain imports to protect their own farmers. The divergence intensified after statements by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, accusing certain countries of support “indirectly” Russia and the “urgent” summons by Poland of kyiv’s diplomatic representative in Warsaw.
“Some countries feign solidarity [con Ucrania] indirectly supporting Russia,” Zelensky said Tuesday before the UN General Assembly.
Poland has been one of kyiv’s strongest supporters since Russia’s invasion in February 2022 and hosts around a million refugees Ukrainians who receive multiple state aid. It is also one of kyiv’s main arms suppliers and the gateway to Ukraine for most of the weapons that the United States and other Western countries send to Ukraine.
However, Morawiecki said they are now concentrating “mainly on the modernization and rapid arming of the Polish army, so that it becomes one of the most powerful land armies in Europe and this in a very short time.” Instead, he specified that the military center located in the city of Rzeszow (southeast), pWhere Western material goes to Ukraine, it works normally.