Poland asks US to speed up military equipment deliveries

Duda noted that under contracts already concluded with the US, Poland is set to receive, still this year, the first Patriot missile sets, HIMARS launchers, F-35 fighters and 250 Abrams tanks. Leszek Szymański/PAP

Poland seeks faster supplies of US military equipment, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said after his meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden.

Duda said that his Saturday talks with Biden in Warsaw focused on the security situation in Poland and the region, supporting Ukraine in its defence against Russian aggression, humanitarian aid for that country, and about military cooperation between Poland and the US.

Duda noted that under contracts already concluded with the US, Poland is set to receive, still this year, the first Patriot missile sets, HIMARS launchers, F-35 fighters and 250 Abrams tanks.

"I asked the US president Joe Biden to accelerate, as much as possible, those purchasing programmes that are already being implemented... in order to strengthen our security, Duda said on Saturday.