Poland will accept the offer made by Germany to extend the deployment of Patriot air defence systems in Poland to the end of 2023, the defence minister has said.
Germany is prepared to support Poland in defending Nato's eastern flank, German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius has declared.
Poland has been in talks with German industry to reinstate the manufacturing of spare parts for the German-made Leopard 2A4s so that the tanks donated to Ukraine could be serviced in Poland, Mariusz Błaszczak, the Polish defence minister, has said.
Poland will deliver the remaining 10 of 14 Leopard tanks it promised to give to Ukraine this week, the defence minister announced on Tuesday.
The Polish and German defence ministers have agreed to hold a meeting with their Ukrainian counterpart next week.
Poland still believes it will be able to convince German partners to supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after no decision on the matter was reached at a Friday meeting of allies at Germany's Ramstein Air Base, a deputy foreign minister has said.
The Polish defence minister said on Friday he was hopeful that efforts to provide Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine would end in success.
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