Germany's chancellor and defence minister have said an offer to provide Poland with US-made Patriot air-defence systems is still on the table.
Nato foreign ministers who met in Bucharest on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Poland after two Polish civilians were killed by a stray missile in Przewodów, on Poland's southeastern border as Ukraine is fighting Russia's invasion.
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Ukrainians will be able to master the Patriot missile defence system in no more than a couple of months, a Polish government minister said on Monday.
Poland's ambassador to Nato has described as “absolutely untrue” claims that the alliance’s agreements stand in the way of Germany sending Patriot missile to Ukraine.
The Patriot missiles offered to Poland by Germany should be situated in Poland and not, as suggested by the defence minister, given to Ukraine, according to Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, a presidential aide said on Friday.
The Polish defence minister has asked Germany to give Ukraine the Patriot air defence system Berlin offered to Poland after a fatal missile blast killed two Poles last week.
Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice party, has welcomed a German offer of Patriot missile batteries for Poland but added the batteries would find better use in western Ukraine.
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."