Polish Protection Minister Mariusz Blaszczak stated Friday he stays optimistic that allies will attain an settlement on deliveries of Leopard tanks to Ukraine although a choice nonetheless hasn’t been made.
“I see hope, as a result of the ministers of 15 international locations met in the present day on the sidelines of in the present day’s convention and talked about it,” Blaszczak informed reporters at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
“I share the Ukrainian standpoint … therefore, our Polish response to ship tools to Ukraine and practice Ukrainian troopers on the brigade stage earlier than the top of March,” he stated.
“I’m satisfied that constructing this coalition might be profitable, simply as the problem of transferring Patriot techniques to Ukraine was profitable,” Blaszczak stated, including a dialogue on this topic was additionally raised by Poland after the incident within the village of Przewodów, close to the Ukrainian border, the place a missile brought on an explosion and killed two civilians.
When requested whether or not Poland would hand over the German-made Leopard tanks it possesses — even when Berlin didn’t agree — he stated he would increase this challenge throughout a gathering with German Protection Minister Boris Pistorius quickly.
“Immediately’s assembly was an excellent dialog,” including that there have been speeches from Ukrainian Protection Minister Oleksii Reznikov and high-level US navy leadders.
“We talked about the specter of Russia’s imperial actions in Europe and that we will count on one other assault on Ukraine. Due to this fact, Kyiv needs to be supported in order that Ukraine can resist this aggression,” he stated.
Throughout his speech on the assembly in Germany, Blaszczak stated he introduced Poland will present Ukraine with further infantry combating autos and T-72 tanks.