I believe that Poland will continue to support Ukraine, said the US national security advisor, referring to the Polish Prime Minister’s statement about the transfer of equipment to Ukraine. The head of the International Policy Office, Marcin Przydacz, pointed out that Poland will conduct discussions and talks to overcome all challenges, but on a partnership basis and with respect for its own interests. He added that Poland invariably supports Ukraine in security matters.
– When I read the headlines this morning, of course I was concerned and had questions, but then I saw a government spokesman come out and explain that, in fact, deliveries of Polish equipment, including Polish-made howitzers, are continuing, and that Poland continues to support Ukraine – said the US national security adviser Jake Sullivan during a press briefing at the White House.
– So we will remain in consultation with them, (…) we understand Poland’s position in this matter, but I believe that Poland will continue to support Ukraine – he added.
He referred in this way to the statement of Prime Minister Morawicki, who stated in one of the interviews that “we are no longer transferring weapons to Ukraine” and the subsequent correction by the government spokesman that contracts were still being implemented, among others. on Krab gun-howitzers.
Przydacz: we will be guided by the analysis of our own interests
Head of the International Policy Bureau Marcin Przydacz during a press briefing – referring to the statements of national security advisor Jake Sullivan – he stated that “media headlines often look for attention, sometimes missing the full picture.”
– When it comes to our eastern policy, our security policy, we have supported Ukraine and we support it in the name of the security of ourselves and the entire region, as well as the principles of international law. We simply cannot allow one empire to unjustifiably attack another country, so here our policy is consistent and consistent – said the minister.
He added that in New York he talked with the adviser to the head of diplomacy USA Derek Chollet on Ukraine and the “future of transatlantic relations”, as well as with the new representative of the US President for the reconstruction of Ukraine, Penny Pritzker. He also announced that he would talk to Sullivan.
– This dialogue is ongoing, but it is clear that Poland will place its economic interest and that of our farmers as an important element in relations with other countries. We will calmly conduct discussions and talks here to overcome all challenges, but on a partnership basis and with respect for our own interests – said Przydacz. – I am a supporter of relying on direct contacts, not just media headlines – he added.
When asked whether, in addition to the implementation of current arms contracts for supplies of, among others, Krab self-propelled howitzers, ammunition and mine clearing equipment Poland may also send other weapons to Kiev, President Duda’s advisor replied that this is possible if the analysis of Polish security interests supports it. At the same time, he repeated the previous words of the President of the Republic of Poland that there was no way Poland would transfer state-of-the-art equipment to Ukraine.
He spoke about relations with Ukraine on Thursday in an interview with “Fakty” TVN, President Andrzej Duda.
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