Leading foreign media are commenting on the words of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who – while ensuring that Poland will not jeopardize Ukraine’s security – declared that our country will no longer supply Kiev with weapons. They unanimously write that Poland is “one of the staunchest allies” of Ukraine, and point out that the change in position takes place a few weeks before the parliamentary elections.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki reported that Poland no longer transfers weapons to Ukraine. – We will now arm ourselves with the most modern weapons – he said. – We know perfectly well that Ukraine is defending itself against the brutal Russian attack. We won’t jeopardize her safety. Our hub in Rzeszów, in agreement with the Americans and FOR THISstill plays the same role – he assured.
The words of the head of the Polish government are recorded and commented on by foreign media.
“A change of position a few weeks before the elections”
BBC in its publication, it described Poland as “one of Ukraine’s staunchest allies.” The British portal noted that our country gave Ukraine “320 Soviet-era tanks and 14 MIG-29 fighters and has little else to offer.” However, as noted, this coincided with “tensions” between Poland and Ukraine.
It was also reported that “Polish army as a result of transfers to Ukraine, it has reduced its resources by approximately one third and is in the process of replacing them with modern Western-made equipment.” It was also noted that PiS “has sharpened its rhetoric in recent weeks in the heat of a fierce election campaign” before elections parliamentary meetings to be held on October 15 and “come to the defense of Polish farmers who feel threatened by the import of Ukrainian grain.”
The agency’s journalists write about “a change in Warsaw’s position towards Kiev a few weeks before the elections.” Reuters. “Poland has been one of Ukraine’s staunchest allies since Russia invaded the country in February 2022, but the two countries were at odds over the issue of Ukrainian grain after Warsaw extended the ban on its import,” it was described.
In turn, the editorial office Deutsche Welle She drew attention to the words of the Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasinwho confirmed the Prime Minister’s words on Radio Plus, but did not rule out future deliveries of weapons.
Journalists described Poland as “one of Kiev’s staunchest allies.” Politico. Quoting the words of the Prime Minister, as well as Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement at the UN forum, it was noted that “Poland is in the middle of a high-stakes campaign before the elections next month, in which the Law and Justice government is fighting for another term.”
British ““The Guradian” noted that Poland has been a “key ally” of Ukraine since the Russian military invasion began in February 2022 and “one of the main arms suppliers to Kiev.” “It also accepted one million Ukrainian refugees who were offered various forms of state assistance,” it added.
Journalists assessed that Volodymyr Zelensky’s words “caused a furious reaction from Poland, which summoned the Ukrainian ambassador and warned against further retaliatory moves.” “The issue is particularly sensitive in Poland, where elections will be held next month. The populist right-wing government of Law and Justice has strong support in agricultural regions,” it was noted.
In turn, the portal of the American station CNN he assessed that “Kiev and Warsaw are in conflict.” He recalled that “Warsaw has taken a leading role among NATO allies in supplying Kiev with heavy weapons,” and “in spring it became the first NATO country to send fighter jets to Ukraine, several months before the United States.”
Zelensky’s words, Zvarych’s call
On Wednesday Ambassador of Ukraine Vasyl Zvarych was summoned “urgently” to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that Deputy Minister Paweł Jabłoński “conveyed the Polish side’s strong protest against the statements” made by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the UN General Assembly, “that some EU countries feigned solidarity while indirectly supporting Russia.”
“The deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that this thesis is untrue in relation to Poland and, moreover, particularly unauthorized in relation to our country, which has been supporting Ukraine since the first days of the war,” it was reported.
Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Oleh Nikolenko said that during the meeting, the ambassador “once again explained the Ukrainian position on Ukraine’s lack of acceptance of the Polish unilateral ban on the import of Ukrainian grain” and “emphasized the incorrectness of the comparison made by the Polish president during his visit to New York.” Nikolenko also appealed to “put emotions aside.”
Zelensky on Tuesday, during the speech in the general debate of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, he said that “what we see is alarming, that some in Europe, like some of our friends in Europe, are playing with our solidarity in political theater, turning the grain issue into a thriller.”
– It seems that they are playing on each other, but in fact they are helping to prepare the stage for the actor from Moscow – he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, President Andrzej Duda spoke about the situation in Ukraine. After speaking during the General Assembly, he stated that Ukraine was like a drowning man “A drowning person is extremely dangerous because he can drag you to the depths”. He said that today Ukraine and Poland are in a situation of “a drowning man grasping at straws” and a rescuer.