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Defending Ukraine is imperative in preventing further aggression by Russia: Polish PM

27.01.2023 14:15
Poland’s prime minister has said that defending Ukraine’s right to remain a free and sovereign nation is imperative in preventing further aggression by Russia.
Mateusz Morawiecki
Mateusz MorawieckiPAP/Radek Pietruszka

Speaking to Canadian broadcaster CTV News, Mateusz Morawiecki said: “Russia's weapon is fear. Our weapon should be and has to be solidarity.”

He added that Poland was trying "to lead by example" in efforts by the West to supply Ukraine with modern weaponry.

"Poland sent 250 tanks as the first country half a year ago or even more than that," Morawiecki said on Thursday.

'We are ready to send 60 of our modernized tanks'

"Right now, we are ready to send 60 of our modernized tanks, 30 of them PT-91, and on top of those tanks, 14 tanks, Leopard 2 tanks, from in our possession," he added.

"If we don't want Ukraine to be defeated, we have to be very much open and brave in supporting Ukraine," he also said.

Morawiecki told CTV News: "If Ukraine, God forbid, fails in defending their sovereignty and freedom, it would mean only the first step in the Kremlin's mad strategy to rebuild the Russian Empire from the past."

He argued: "If Europe wants to have stable and long term growth, stability and development in a peaceful way, we have to fend off all those barbaric attacks by the Russians."

Morawiecki also said in the interview he was "a strong believer that Ukraine is going to survive as a sovereign and free nation."

He added: "They are brave hearts, they fight with lion hearts, but we have to keep deliveries of the modern supplies because we know how big a behemoth type of superpower attacked Ukraine on the 24th of February last year. So it's our duty, our responsibility to support Ukraine in those very dark times."


Source: PAPctvnews.ca