Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki agreed with the idea that German Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems should be deployed in Ukraine, not in Poland.
Earlier, the chairman of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), Yaroslav Kaczynski, and Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense of the Republic, Mariusz Blaszczak, came up with this idea. Prior to this, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced an agreement with her Polish counterpart on patrolling Polish airspace by German Eurofighter fighters and deploying Patriot air defense systems in the country.
“The eastern border of Poland and the western border of Ukraine, as we have seen from the latest incident in Przewodów, are one and the same space. We would like this space to be protected as best as possible. Of course, we discussed how best to use the German proposal to protect as much of this threatened territory as possible. I think that the offer we made will be a good offer that will protect this piece of land, our border,” Morawiecki told reporters before flying to Slovakia for the Visegrad Group summit (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary).