Poland will file for EU compensation for arms sent to Ukraine says PM
Poland will apply for compensation from the EU's European Peace Facility (EPF) for arms provided to Ukraine, the Polish prime minister said on Tuesday.
Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference called in connection with Poland's plans to send German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine that Poland intended to bill the EU for costs incurred as a result of providing weapons to its neighbour.
"Of course we will also file to the EU for a refund. This will be another test of the EU's good will. The EU should compensate these costs and I hope this will happen," Morawiecki said.
Established in 2021, the off-budget European Peace Facility is an instrument that enhances the EU's role as a global security provider. One of its purposes is to compensate EU states for their military aid to Ukraine.