Poland supports Estonia’s plan to supply ammunition to Ukraine

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Poland supports Estonia’s plan to supply ammunition to Ukraine

Poland supports Estonia's idea to form a coalition of countries that would provide ammunition for Ukraine, according to the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki.

Morawiecki and Polish president Andrzej Duda attended the Munich Security Conference on Friday and Saturday.

Morawiecki spoke to the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen about the initiative.

He said that he talked to President von der Leyen about ammunition production projects. The issue was raised at the recent European Council meeting in Brussels, but some countries did not react positively to that, and I don't want to point fingers. He said that he was pleased that von der Leyen was interested in the idea, calling her an advocate of support for Ukraine.

At the same time, I've been talking about it with the Estonian prime minister, because she raised the issue - that would be ready to manufacture ammunition together, to finance or co-finance the production of as much ammunition as possible, Morawiecki said, adding that shortages of ammunition were currently the main problem for Ukraine.

He said that only a handful of EU leaders supported the initiative at the European Council meeting. More and more countries agree to do that, he added, because about half of the EU member states supported the scheme.