Poland's military aid to Ukraine worth EUR 1.5 bln says PM
Poland has offered military aid to Ukraine worth a total of PLN 7 billion (EUR 1.5 billion), Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said.
"The heroism of Ukrainians has let them stand up against Russian criminals, but they would be unable to fight back without a huge amount of weaponry, ammunition, adequate anti-aircraft and anti-armour equipment, including heavy equipment," Morawiecki said at a press conference in Warsaw on Saturday.
"We're trying to help our neighbours with all of this," he said.
According to Morawiecki, Poland has sent to Ukraine weapons whose replacement value has reached PLN 7 billion (EUR 1.5 billion) so that "they can defend themselves for us, because that's where the front line of struggle with the totalitarian Russian regime lies today."
Morawiecki praised Ukrainians for their ability to hold back the Russian army and said the war that had been planned by Moscow to end in three to four days had been continuing for two months.
"They are fighting for us, for Europe, for freedom, for peace in Europe and everyone should be aware of this all the time," Morawiecki said.
Government spokesman Piotr Mueller tweeted later on Saturday that the value of Polish military equipment sent to Ukraine exceeded USD 1.6 billion.