Thursday, September 21, 2023

Poland stopped sending its own weapons to Ukraine, but did not stop helping

Niezalezna(.)pl: Yesterday, on Polsat News, the Prime Minister was asked whether Poland would still support Ukraine militarily. Morawiecki replied that "we are no longer transferring any weapons to Ukraine because now we will have to arm ourselves with the most modern weapons." However, in the Western media, the Prime Minister's statement was presented in the context of the ongoing dispute regarding the import of Ukrainian grain to Poland.

"If you want to defend yourself, you must have something to defend yourself with - this is the principle we adhere to, which is why we have increased our orders," the head of the Polish government argued.

The PM also added that he also visited the Łucznik arms factory yesterday.

"Weapons production is going on in full swing there. Similarly, in Stalowa Wola, in "Bumar Łabędy", and many, many other plants. Here we focus mainly on the modernization and rapid armament of the Polish army so that "it becomes one of the strongest armies in Europe. And in a very short time."

In the same interview, Morawiecki said:

"We will certainly not risk Ukraine's security, which is why our hub in Rzeszów, in consultation with the Americans and NATO, continues to play the same role as it did. And it will continue to do so."

This statement, or rather its initial fragment, was picked up by portals from outside Poland and presented as if Poland had categorically stopped supporting Kiev.

An article with the title "Poland suspends arms deliveries to Ukraine due to escalation of grain disputes" was published today on

"One of Ukraine's staunchest allies, Poland, has declared that it is no longer supplying weapons to its neighbor due to the escalation of the diplomatic dispute over grain," we read in the text at the very beginning.

A text with the same narrative and an almost identical title was also published on another news portal - . "Poland will stop supplying weapons to Ukraine due to the deepening dispute over grain imports," reads its title.

It's hard to tell if those were written because of bad will or outright stupidity but it will be used by Russian propaganda.