Poland has sharply criticized the German government in relation to the planned exchange of rings for the delivery of weapons to Ukraine. “The promise of exchanging German armored rings has proved to be a deceptive maneuver,” Deputy Foreign Minister Szyman Szynkowski Wel Sec told “Spiegel” (Friday). From the Polish point of view, the German proposals are unacceptable, so they now rely on the help of other NATO partners.
First, the Germans offered the Poles tanks “that were older than the ones we gave to Ukraine,” he said. These proposals “should not be accepted, because we have no interest in deteriorating the state of our weapons and training our soldiers on equipment since the 1960s”.
“A symbolic number of tanks were offered,” says the deputy foreign minister. “It’s hard to take this as a serious suggestion after having delivered over 200 tanks to Ukraine in two months.” That’s why Poland prefers to talk to other NATO partners “who are really willing to help us.” According to him, Poland is already receiving tanks from the United States and Great Britain.
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