“Poland supplied to the neighboring country Ukraine military aid worth $ 7 billion since the conflict between Kiev and Moscow broke out” – radio RT (Russia) quoted information from the radio Polski (Poland) on April 29 revealed.
Weapons that have been delivered to Kiev by Warsaw include: 200 T-72 tanks, dozens of Gvozdika cannons, many Grad missile launchers, missiles equipped with MIG-29 and Su-27 fighters. In addition, there are many other types of ammunition and also Polish-made reconnaissance drones – radio RT citation from radio station Polski emphasize.
NATO journalists revealed that Poland had about 400 tanks in service before the war broke out in Ukraine.
“That means that the Warsaw side has given Kiev half of its existing tanks” – radio RT of Russia comment.
Warsaw carried out an upgrade of its armored forces in 2019, but Kiev received only zero tanks as part of the modernization program, according to radio station. RT.
200 Soviet-designed T-72 tanks were given to Ukraine by Poland. (Illustration)
Poland has been one of the strongest supporters of Ukraine in the midst of the conflict. They urge tougher sanctions against Moscow, including in the economic sphere and require the deployment of NATO forces to ensure Western arms shipments reach Ukraine – according to radio. RT.
However, on April 28, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) said it had grasped “the real plan of Poland and the US”.
Poland has denied the SVR’s claims, calling it a “Russian information operation”. In response, SVR on April 29 continued to emphasize that “it is not speculation but reliable intelligence” – according to radio station. RT.
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has entered its 66th day, but the war has not shown any signs of abating. In that context, the administration of US President Joe Biden continued to provide military aid to Kiev.
President Joe Biden on April 28 asked the US Congress to quickly approve a new military assistance package for Ukraine worth up to 33 billion USD. He admitted that $33 billion “isn’t cheap” but necessary. Of that, more than $20 billion will be spent on weapons, ammunition and other military support packages. The figure of $8.5 billion will go to direct economic support to the Ukrainian government and $3 billion will be used by Washington for humanitarian aid and food security.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US government is currently “running out of money” for aid to Ukraine. “The US government needs Congress to approve the $33 billion request as soon as possible because there is only $250 million left from the previous support package for Ukraine” – radio station RT of Russia quoted Ms. Jen Psaki as emphasizing.
Ukrainian soldiers launch Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missiles with US aid. Photo: Reuters
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