Poland’s military aid to Ukraine already amounts to almost $3.5B - Shmyhal

Poland’s military aid to Ukraine already amounts to almost $3.5B - Shmyhal

Since the outset of the full-scale war, Poland has provided Ukraine with weapons systems and equipment worth almost $3.5 billion.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stated this at a joint briefing in Kyiv with the head of the Polish government, Donald Tusk, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"These 698 days into the start of the full-scale war, Poland has provided Ukraine with weapons and equipment worth almost $3.5 billion," Shmyhal said.

He clarified that the assistance packages included hundreds of tanks, warplanes, helicopters, air defense systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, IFVs, boats, anti-tank weapons, artillery systems, and ammunition.

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According to the head of government, from the first days of the full-scale war, Poland was among the leaders in terms of military support for Kyiv, as it understood that "Ukraine today is the shield of Europe, a shield against Russian imperialism, barbarism, authoritarianism, and the security of all European countries depends on how strong this shield will be, how strong Ukraine will be."

He emphasized that Ukraine is extremely grateful for this assistance. The prime minister also expressed hope that "the new government of Poland will give a new impulse in this direction."

Shmyhal thanked Poland for providing a new package of military aid to Ukraine. According to him, this will allow for strengthening cooperation in the defense area, support the Ukrainian Army, and contribute to the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

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"We are also grateful to Poland for supporting the Peace Formula put forward by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and for supporting our aspirations to become member of the EU and NATO as soon as possible," Shmyhal emphasized.

As reported, President Zelensky said after meeting with Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk that Poland was handing over a new defense package to Ukraine.

Photo: Denys Shmyhal / Telegram

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