We donated tanks to Ukraine in large numbers. We decided that it was our duty to some extent to provide this assistance. We count on the support of NATO, the United States and also Germany. We hear that Germany will not want to keep its promise – this is a great disappointment for us, said President Andrzej Duda.

Journalists asked the president, who is on Tuesday in Davos, where the World Economic Forum is being held, about negotiations with Germany on the possibility of transferring tanks to Poland, which would fill the equipment shortage caused by the transfer of Polish tanks to Poland. Ukrainian forces.

The president said: “I expect, first of all, that Germany will help Ukraine. Today, first of all, Ukraine needs help. We have delivered tanks to Ukraine, in fact in a very large number. To provide such urgent assistance.”

This, he added, reduced Poland’s defensive capabilities. “We depend on the support of the community, which is NATO, and we depend on the support of the United States, as well as the support of Germany,” the president stressed.

He noticed that most of the Polish armored forces are now German Leopard 2 tanks. “If we were supported by our allies from Germany with a set of tanks that would replace those we gave Ukraine, we would be very grateful. We had such a promise, we hear that Germany will not want to fulfill this promise – it is a great disappointment for us ” .

Duda was also asked about Turkey’s critical stance on Sweden and Finland’s intention to join NATO. The Chair noted that talks on this issue, including those at Davos, are still ongoing. “Of course, if necessary, I will also be ready to talk with President (Turkish, Recep Tayyip) Erdogan,” he stressed.