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Zamość. Mariusz Błaszczak and Boris Pistorius – meeting of the heads of the Ministry of National Defence

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The Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak met with the head of the German Ministry of National Defense Boris Pistorius in Zamość. According to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issues related to, among others, the security situation in the region were discussed at the meeting.

The meeting of both ministers took place on Monday in Zamość. “In the 18th Anti-Aircraft Regiment in Zamość, Minister Mariusz Blaszczak met with the Minister of Defense of the Federal Republic German Boris Pistorius. The meeting discussed issues related to i.a. with the security situation in the region,” the Ministry of National Defense announced on its Twitter account on Monday morning.

Located near the border with Ukraine the Zamość and Lublin regions are the areas where the German Patriot anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems were deployed at the beginning of the year.

The proposal to deploy this equipment on the eastern border of Poland was put forward at the end of 2022 by the then Minister of Defense of Germany, Christine Lambrecht, after a rocket flew into Poland in November, in the border town of Przewodów in the province of Lublinby killing two people.

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Patriot – depending on the rocket used – is able to fight targets at a distance of several dozen to over 100 kilometers. It can destroy planes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as ballistic missiles and cruise missiles.

Read more: How does the Patriot air defense system work?

Main photo source: Twitter/MON_GOV_PL

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