Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced that his country would no longer be sending weapons to Ukraine to continue its fight against Russia.
According to him, Poland would instead focus on building up its own stocks of weapons.
“We are no longer transferring any weapons to Ukraine because we are now arming ourselves with the most modern weapons,” Mateusz Morawiecki said.
The embargo came after Zelenskiy had told the United Nations General Assembly Kyiv was working to preserve land routes for grain exports, but added that the “political theater” around grain imports was only helping Moscow.
Poland met with the Ukrainian ambassador to the foreign ministry to object to the comments made by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy following Poland’s decision to extend the grain ban.
Poland holds parliamentary elections on Oct 15, and the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party has come in for criticism from the far right. According to them, the Prime Minister’s attitude was disgusting to a country in distress.
Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary announced curbs on grain imports from Ukraine on Friday after the European Commission decided not to extend a ban on sales into five EU states.