Poland will become Nato’s leading defence spender in 2023 in relation to its economic size owing to around 4 percent of GDP going on weapons, the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported.
Poland hopes to provide Ukraine with more tanks within days, not weeks, a deputy foreign minister has said.
Poland's president has expressed hope that Germany will not only send Ukraine tanks but also spare parts.
Poland is the first European country to hand over its German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said in Kyiv on Friday.
The tanks from Poland which have arrived will strengthen Ukraine’s defence, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a joint press conference in Kiev with Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked Poland on Twitter for the decision to send 60 tanks to his country, including 30 PT-91 and 14 Leopard 2 tanks.
The West should be bolder in its support for Ukraine by supplying it with more advanced weapons, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has told the French television LCI.
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Poland's prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has said he hopes Germany will respond quickly to a formal request from Warsaw for Berlin to approve the transfer to Ukraine of Poland's German-built Leopard 2 tanks.
Poland wants the coalition of countries willing to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine to be as “large as possible”, a senior foreign policy advisor to the president has said.