US vice president says Patriot missile systems delivered to Poland

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Kamala Harris, the US vice president, has confirmed two batteries of the Patriot air-defence system have been delivered to Poland amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Harris paid a visit to Warsaw on Thursday, where she held talks with the Polish president, Andrzej Duda and the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki.

At a joint press conference with Duda, Harris said she was in Warsaw to do what needed to be done to bolster support for Poland and other US allies.

"We have recently deployed an additional 4,700 American troops to Poland," Harris said. "That's on top of years of rotation of about 5,000 American troops in Poland."

Harris also confirmed the Patriot systems are already in Poland.

"We are pleased to have announced this week that we have directed two Patriot missile defence systems to Poland and today I can announce that we have delivered those Patriot missiles systems to Poland," Harris said.