- We are no longer transferring any weapons to Ukraine - said Mateusz Morawiecki in the "Guest of Events" program on Polish Television. "Kyiv and Warsaw are now in conflict," CNN said.
- We are no longer transferring any weapons to Ukraine - said Mateusz Morawiecki in the "Guest of Events" program on Polsat Television. The conversation, conducted by Piotr Witwicki, was widely reported in foreign media. "Kyiv and Warsaw are now in conflict," CNN said.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was the guest of an evening conversation in "Guest of Events" on Polsat TV. The politician was asked by Piotr Witwicki, among others: about Polish-Ukrainian relations in the wake of Volodymyr Zelensky's recent statements.
The head of government said that Poland no longer transfers its weapons to Ukraine, but only allows transit for supplies from other countries. - We are no longer handing over any weapons, because we will now arm ourselves with the most modern weapons - emphasized Morawiecki.
- If you don't want to defend yourself, you must have something to defend yourself – this is the principle we adhere to, which is why we have made increased orders – added the United Right politician. On Thursday, government spokesman Piotr Müller commented on the prime minister's words.
- In the context of questions about arms supplies, I would like to inform you that Poland only carries out previously agreed supplies of ammunition and weapons. Including those resulting from the contracts signed with Ukraine. This includes: the largest foreign contract signed by the Polish arms industry after 1989 - for the supply of the Krab howitzer - the spokesman told PAP. At the same time, he emphasized that "a series of absolutely unacceptable statements and diplomatic gestures appeared on the Ukrainian side."
Mateusz Morawiecki's words were widely echoed in foreign media. "Kyiv and Warsaw are now in conflict," said CNN. "The Polish Prime Minister called for the suspension of arms supplies, saying that his country had decided to give priority to its own defense," wrote the British "The Guardian".
"While Warsaw initially supported the campaign to help Kyiv repel the Russian invasion, full support waned as the consequences of supporting Ukraine for its own farmers became more apparent," wrote the Politico website, referring to Kyiv's announcement of an embargo on Polish vegetables.
"Tension is growing over grain" Bloomberg reported. "One of the most staunch allies has completed the transfers," BBC television reported. "Morawiecki seems to signal that relations will soon change radically," argues the Arabic television station Al-Jazeera.
We observe a clear discrepancy and divergence of interests in Polish-Ukrainian relations. The case concerns primarily the export of Ukrainian agricultural products. Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary decided to maintain the embargo on grain from Ukraine. Kyiv submitted a notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in this regard.
Volodymyr Zelensky's statement at the UN General Assembly added fuel to the fire.
- We have launched a temporary maritime export corridor from our ports. We are working hard to preserve land routes for grain exports. And it's disturbing how some in Europe, some of our friends in Europe, are acting out solidarity in political theater by making a thriller with grain. They may seem to be playing their own role, but in fact they are helping to set the stage for the Moscow actor, the Ukrainian leader said.