“JWe don’t transfer weapons to Ukraine, because we arm ourselves with the most modern weapons”highlighted Mateusz Morawiecki, when asked by a journalist about Poland’s military and humanitarian support for Ukraine, despite the conflict over cereals.
The prime minister did not say when Poland, which is one of Ukraine’s biggest weapons suppliers, stopped supplying them, nor whether this decision had anything to do with the conflict over Ukrainian grain.
“We are mainly focused on modernizing and rapidly arming the Polish Army, so that it becomes one of the most powerful land Armies in Europe, and in a very short space of time”pointed.
Mateusz Morawiecki also highlighted that the military center located in the city of Rzeszow, in the southeast of the country, where Western equipment destined for Ukraine passes, is operating normally.
Polish authorities today summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to Warsaw, Vasil Zvarich, in protest against Volodymyr Zelensky’s words regarding Ukraine’s cereal veto, in an escalation of criticism between the two countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that its objective is to respond to the words of Zelensky, who stated during his visit to New York on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly that “some countries are helping to prepare a stage for the emergence of an actor from Moscow”.
In response, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki threatened today, in statements to the Polish channel Polsa, to add more products to the list of blocked Ukrainian imports if Kiev “intensifies the conflict” over this issue.
The head of the Polish executive also published a video on his social networks in which he recalled that his country “was the first to do a lot for Ukraine” and therefore hopes that its interests are understood and promises to defend them “with all determination “.
Poland, together with Hungary and Slovakia, decided to unilaterally extend the ban on imports of agri-food products from Ukraine, after Brussels lifted the restrictions imposed at the request of these countries on September 15.
In response, Ukraine on Monday filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO), which, Morawiecki commented today, “just means that someone, in this case the Ukrainian side, does not understand the destabilization [a entrada de produtos ucranianos] not Polish agricultural market.
The verbal escalation between Poland and Ukraine intensified with the speech on Tuesday by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.
Later, Polish President Andrzej Duda responded to these statements, telling the press that “anyone who has ever participated in rescuing a drowning person knows that it is extremely dangerous and can drag them to the depths”.
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