Polish PM arrives in Kyiv on first anniversary of Russian attack

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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has arrived in Kyiv on Friday morning to mark the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

At the beginning of his visit, Morawiecki laid flowers at a wall of memory to the fallen.

PAP has learnt unofficially from Polish government sources that the prime minister is going to announce Poland's first donation of German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

On January 11, President Andrzej Duda announced in Kyiv that Poland had decided to offer a company of Leopard 2 tanks, or 14 vehicles, to Ukraine as part of its efforts to build a larger coalition of donors.

In late January, Germany agreed to Poland handing over the tanks to Ukraine. According to the German defence ministry, Poland is to be the leading country among Leopard 2A4 donors and Berlin would champion the handing over of Leopard tanks in the 2A6 version.