In an interview with a television station Polsat On 20 September, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the country had stopped arms supplies to Ukraine “because we are actively arming ourselves”.
The Polish Prime Minister confirmed that his country’s government has no intention of “endangering the security of Ukraine” and will not interfere with the transportation of weapons from other countries through the city of Rzeszów.
Located in southeastern Poland, about 100 km from the Ukrainian border, Rzeszow became the center of US and NATO efforts to supply arms, ammunition and equipment to Kiev after Russia launched its military campaign. The incident that occurred in Ukraine last February.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: PAP
Mr Morawiecki made the above statement when asked whether Warsaw would maintain support for Kyiv amid tensions between the two countries over agricultural products. according to page bloombergThere was no immediate reaction from Kiev to Mr Morawiecki’s statement.
Mr Morawiecki’s announcement came just hours after Poland summoned Ukrainian Ambassador Vasyl Zwrich in protest over comments by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Mr Zelensky said that “Kiev’s ban on grain imports is helping Russia.”
Poland not only summoned the Ukrainian ambassador, but warned that it could ban imports of many Ukrainian foods if tensions over agricultural products were not calmed.
Ukrainian and Polish soldiers on Leopard 2 tanks. Photo: AP
First, according to the newspaper hillPolish President Andrzej Duda compared Ukraine’s counter-attack to the struggle of a “drowning man”, thus endangering those trying to help.
Sheet financial Times The report said Mr Duda told Polish journalists: “Ukraine is behaving like a drowning person who is clinging to whatever is available. Drowning people are extremely dangerous, they can pull you to the bottom. Are capable of, drown you. “Rescuer”.
Mr Peter Schroeder, a former Russia analyst at the US Central Intelligence Agency and currently a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said: “Poland’s most important role is as a transit point for bringing arms to the US, gas from NATO and Ukraine. Other countries in. Tensions and disagreements between Kiev and some of its strongest supporters will certainly increase the Kremlin’s belief that European support for Ukraine cannot be secured. Castle”.