An Italian guided missile destroyer has arrived at the Polish coast to help strengthen air defence in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Polish defence minister has announced.
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Exercises involving Patriot anti-missile systems taking place in Warsaw are meant as a warning to potential attackers, Poland's defence minister, Mariusz Blaszczak said on Tuesday.
German Patriot air defence systems will be deployed in the eastern part of the country, the Polish defence minister has said.
The Patriot missiles offered to Poland by Germany should be sent to Ukraine because it makes sense from a miltary point of view, Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, said on Friday.
Poland's defence minister, Mariusz Blaszczak said that he was "satisfied with the German Minister of Defence's proposal regarding the deployment of additional Patriot missile launchers in our country."
The missile landed near the village of Przewodow, which lies about 10 kilometres from the Ukrainian border, on Tuesday afternoon, and came on a day in which Russia launched dozens of strikes on targets across Ukraine.
The North Atlantic Council, Nato's main decision-making body, will meet on Wednesday at 10 am to discuss Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland that claimed the lives of two people, Nato's spokesperson said on Wednesday morning.
Poland's defence minister has officially handed over the "small Narew" short-range defence system to Polish armed forces in the eastern city of Zamosc on Tuesday.
Checks on the integration of the components of the first Patriot missile battery for Poland will start in October, Caroline Touchstone, the director of the Patriot-Wisla programme at Raytheon Missiles and Defence, has announced.