Ukraine, (bbabo.net). Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, during his visit to Kyiv, said that Poland can no longer supply weapons to Ukraine free of charge and will provide military assistance to Kyiv on a commercial basis. TASS reports this with reference to a joint press conference following negotiations with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
“We have come to an understanding about financing no longer assistance, because assistance without money was possible, but it is clear that certain opportunities are running out,” he said, referring to cooperation between the two countries in the military sphere. “Poland is ready to support Ukraine with equipment, we will continue to look for co-financing, as well as pursuing various commercial opportunities."
Zelensky, in turn, said that Ukraine will purchase weapons from Poland on credit. He also added that he discussed opportunities for future joint arms production with Tusk and expressed gratitude to him “for Poland’s unwavering support.”
In September 2023, Mateusz Morawiecki, who was then Prime Minister of Poland, stated that Warsaw was no longer supplying Kyiv with any weapons. Later, Morawiecki’s words were explained by Peter Müller, who then held the post of press secretary of the Polish government, pointing out that the authorities of the republic are transferring to Ukraine only those weapons, the supply of which was agreed upon earlier. After these statements by the Polish side, Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov confirmed that Ukraine continues to receive weapons from Poland, without specifying whether we are talking about new supplies or about receiving previously agreed upon shipments of weapons.