Polish Prime Minister visits armaments factory

Polish Prime Minister visits armaments factory

Mateusz Morawiecki described the facility as one of the pearls in the crown of the defence industry, despite the fact that there still remains much to be done, when he visited the Huta Stalowa Wola armaments factory in south-eastern Poland. He said that we're very glad that we have the opportunity to sell our weapons abroad. We're signing one of the biggest, if not the biggest, arms export contracts of the last 30 years. Morawiecki stated that the contract dealt with the sale of arms to Ukraine, and that Polish-made weapons would be very important in the battlefields of eastern Ukraine.

The prime minister said that Ukraine would get some of the funds for the purchase from the EU and would pay the rest from its own budget. The money will be given to Poland to enhance our production potential here, Morawiecki said of the Huta Stalowa Wola plant, part of the PGZ arms group.

In Kyiv, a deal for more than 50 Krab howitzers was signed, worth about PLN 3 billion EUR 650,000.

Morawiecki said the first 18 units had already been sent to Ukraine and that Polish and Ukrainian government officials had announced the purchase of a further 56 units the previous day.