Poland has expressed its readiness to transfer old military equipment to Ukraine, which is planned to be replaced with new ones. This was announced by Polish President Andrzej Duda in an interview with Super Express. He commented on Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's statement on the suspension of arms supplies to Ukraine.
"I interpreted the prime minister's statement in a completely different way. Perhaps because I recently spoke with him, in particular about the transfer of equipment to Ukraine," Duda said.
The Polish leader emphasized that new equipment, such as K2 artillery howitzers and K9 tanks, will not be supplied to Ukraine, as it is intended to strengthen the Polish army.
"But this does not mean that we will not transfer weapons to Ukraine at all. When old equipment is replaced with modern ones, I have no problem sending it to Ukrainians," the President said.
He also emphasized the importance of maintaining cooperation between Poland and Ukraine, noting that a break in relations between the countries could have tragic consequences.
Duda commented on the issue of financial assistance to Ukrainian refugees: "We need to look at how these funds are used, to whom these funds are paid, and whether the people who receive them are actually in Poland or whether they may have left. If they have left, then, in my opinion, we have no reason to pay them money."