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Poland teases record arms deal — RT World News


Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Tuesday that the country will export nearly $630 million worth of arms to Ukraine. The military contract has been called the largest Warsaw has signed in the past 30 years.

“We are happy to have the opportunity to sell our weapons abroad today,” said Morawiecki during a visit to the Polish arms factory Stalowa Wola on Tuesday, adding that these will be “tried and tested” weapons that go “not only pass the baptism of fire,” but will also be “Very important weapon on the battlefield, most likely in eastern Ukraine.”

The Prime Minister also said that part of the financing of these weapons will be covered by the European Union, adding that Poland will use this money to enrich its production potential.

His Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin confirmed the deal and said the total sum for the deliveries would be around $628 million.

In late May, Poland also donated 18 “Krab” self-propelled guns to Kyiv forces, and Polish military forces trained around 100 Ukrainian gunners to operate them, according to Polish radio, which noted that the forces Ukrainians now have at least 24 Western guns. self-propelled howitzers.


Warsaw claims to be one of the biggest suppliers of military equipment to Ukraine, second only to the United States. Poland has so far supplied kyiv with T-72 tanks, Gozdzik self-propelled howitzers, air-to-air missiles, drones and Grad rocket launchers.

Meanwhile, Moscow has warned that all Western arms stockpiles in Ukraine are “legitimate targets” and that he frequently carries out airstrikes and missiles against them.

Russia attacked its neighboring country after Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. The protocol brokered by Germany and France was designed to give breakaway regions a special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims it planned to retake the two republics by force.

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