Polish prime minister visits arms factory

Polish prime minister visits arms factory

In a visit to the Huta Stalowa Wola armaments factory in south-eastern Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki described the facility as one of the pearls in the crown of the defence industry, although he added that there still remains much to be done. 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 explained 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 receive some of the funds for the purchase from the EU and would pay the rest of its own budget. The money will be given to Poland to increase our production potential here, Morawiecki said of the plant Huta Stalowa Wola, part of the PGZ arms group.

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

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.