Poland received Ukrainian request for 100 Rosmak armed vehicles
Ukraine ordered 100 Rosmak multi-purpose armed vehicles from Poland which appear to be funded by the EU and US.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said, on Saturday, that Ukraine has ordered, with EU and US funds, 100 Rosomak multi-purpose armored vehicles. These vehicles are polish-made under a license from Finland's Patria.
In an address from the Rosomak manufacturing site, Siemianowice Slaskie, the PM said "I bring an order placed yesterday by (Ukrainian) Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal for 100 Rosomaks that will be fabricated here."
The Polish official said Poland received funds from the European Union and the US but did not provide details nor the overall cost of the contract.
The Polish Ambassador to France, Jan Emeryk Rosciszewski, pointed out earlier in March that Poland may end up "joining" the war in Ukraine, should Kiev fail to protect its "independence".
In an interview for the broadcaster LCI, Rosciszewski blamed Russia for the ongoing war, claiming that it was "not NATO, not Poland, not France and not Slovakia" that was fueling international tensions, but Russia.
The Polish diplomat considered that the situation now is "either that Ukraine will successfully defend its independence, or we will be forced, in any case, to join this conflict."
"Otherwise, our principal values, which are the basis of our civilization and our culture, will be in fundamental danger, so we will have no choice," he indicated.
Rosciszewski's shocking statement prompted the Polish mission in France to elaborate further on the remarks.
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