Polish Press Agency
January 17, 2023

Patriot batteries to reach Poland in coming days says MoD

Patriot air defence systems will arrive in Poland in the coming days, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has said.

On Monday, the dpa press agency reported, quoting a German government source, that the Bundeswehr, the German army, had already started to relocate Patriot air defence systems to Poland.

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“Work on the siting of the air defence missiles continues,” Blaszczak told a Polish public radio programme on Monday, adding that they would be incorporated into the Polish command system and the Polish Armed Forces will take a decision on their use.

He also said that the Patriots would be deployed in the Lubelskie province, eastern Poland.

The defence minister added that the fact that Ukraine had also been promised Patriots should be seen as Poland’s victory.

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