8 Jun 2022 10:24

Poland sells arms to Ukraine in one of biggest such deals in 30 years - Polish PM

BRUSSELS. June 8 (Interfax) - Poland is signing a contract on the delivery of weapons to Ukraine, which will become one of the biggest deals of its type in the past 30 years, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.

"Right now we're signing one of the biggest, if not the biggest, arms export contracts of the last 30 years," the Polish Press Agency quoted Morawiecki as saying during a visit to the Huta Stalowa Wola armaments factory in Stalowa Wola.

More than 50 howitzers worth 650 million euros will be delivered to Ukraine under the contract, he said.

Ukraine will pay for some of the deliveries from its own budget, while the European Union will pay for the rest, he said.

According to Western media reports, Poland has already provided Ukraine with around 250 T-72 tanks, Grad multiple launch rocket systems and self-propelled howitzers.