The German government has already received a formal request from Warsaw for its consent to allow Poland to transfer some of its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, the Polish defence minister said on Tuesday.
The German foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, has said her country will not object if Poland decides to hand over some of its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
Poland's prime minister has told PAP if Germany does not consent to the transfer to Ukraine of Leopard 2 tanks, Poland will build a "smaller coalition" of coutries ready to send tanks and other equipment.
Poland is able to equip and train a Ukrainian military brigade, the Polish defence minister said on Friday after a sitting of a contact team overseeing aid for Ukraine in Germany's Ramstein airbase.
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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The Polish defence minister said on Thursday that he hopes Germany will change its mind and agree to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Six American F-22 Raptor combat jets have been sent to Poland under Nato's Air Shielding programme, the US Air Force's Europe and Africa command announced on Wednesday.
The final decision on whether to send MiG fighter jets to Ukraine rests with individual countries, and Poland's proposition shows how complicated the issue is, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.
The Polish government is ready to send all its Soviet-era MiG-29 planes to the US base in Ramstein, Germany, the foreign minister has said.