Germany's plans to deploy Patriot missiles in Poland may be the first step in a bigger defence aid programme for Poland, the German ambassador to Poland said on Monday.
Germany has offered to help Poland monitor its airspace in the wake of Tuesday's missile blast in eastern Poland, the German defence ministry's spokesperson said on Wednesday.
From September 1 two Polish F-16 fighters will begin patrolling the airspace over Slovakia under an agreement between Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Poland's defence minister said on Saturday in Slovakia.
Poland and Czechia will start policing the airspace of their neighbour, Slovakia, in September, a spokesperson of the Slovak Defence Ministry has said.
A total of 181 new employment contracts have been signed by air traffic controllers with the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PAZP) under an agreement reached with an air traffic controllers' union.
Two Polish F-16 fighter jets will patrol the skies over Slovakia as part of cooperation between the two countries' air forces, Mariusz Błaszczak, the defence minister, said after a meeting with his Slovak counterpart Jaroslav Nad in Bratislava on Friday.
A so-called air bridge was being prepared by Poland and its German partners for refugees from war-torn Ukraine who want to reach specific countries, the minister of infrastructure said on Wednesday.
The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has pledged that his country will provide weapons to protect the air space of Poland and other Nato allies.
As Putin prepares siege on Kyiv, Bartosz Cichocki, who is the only western ambassador to stay in the Ukrainian capital, warned ‘hundreds will die’ without the necessary help.
From midnight on Friday, a ban has come into force on flights in Polish airspace of planes used by Russian carriers, the Civil Aviation Authority (ULC) has announced.