Polish PM: Weapon supply hub in Rzeszów will continue operation despite grain spat with Ukraine
The logistics hub in Jasionka near Rzeszów, from where most Western weapons enter Ukraine, will continue to function normally. Poland will not risk security issues.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said this on the air of Polsat News, answering whether the dispute in the agricultural sphere with Ukraine could affect the general deterioration of Polish-Ukrainian relations, Ukrinform reports.
As the head of the Polish government emphasized, Poland is a mature country with mature people and can divide various matters.
"We have good relations, we wish victory (to Ukraine – ed.) and help in achieving this victory over the Russian barbarian, but we cannot agree to destabilize the Polish market. We will preserve the transit of Ukrainian goods because Poland does not spend any money but earns from this. We will not risk the security of Ukraine. In this regard, our hub in Rzeszów, in cooperation with the Americans and NATO, is always working and will continue to fulfill its role," Morawiecki emphasized.
As you know, since the beginning of Russia's full-scale aggression against Ukraine, the Jasionka airport near Rzeszów has been the main hub from where a large part of Western aid, primarily military, reaches Ukraine.
A dispute continues between Ukraine and Poland regarding the embargo on the import of Ukrainian grain, which Poland unilaterally imposed on September 16.
Zelensky said that some of Ukraine's allies in Europe are undermining solidarity with political theater, turning grain into a thriller: "It may seem like they are playing their own part, but in fact, they are helping to set the stage for the Moscow actor."
The president made such a statement after, despite the European Commission's decision to lift the ban on the import of Ukrainian agricultural products, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary announced that they would maintain their own restrictions.
At the same time, Poland threatened to strengthen the export embargo so that the Ukrainian authorities "do not exacerbate the conflict."
Also, due to the statement of Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland summoned Ukrainian Ambassador Vasyl Zvarych.
After today's summons of the Ukrainian ambassador to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called on Poland to put aside emotions in favor of something constructive.
At the Congress of the Law and Justice Party, the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and the head of the ruling Law and Justice Party, Yaroslav Kaczyński, said that Poland would support Ukraine in the war against the Russian invasion despite the grain export dispute.
According to Kaczynski, the "implicit agreement" between Poland and Ukraine "did not contain a clause on the liquidation of Polish agriculture."
"We want and will support Ukraine on this [defense] front. But we did it for fundamental reasons, because of our values — our commitment to freedom, including the freedom of nations, and also in the name of our national sanity," said the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland.
However, he added that the "unpleasant situation" surrounding the grain export dispute "will not change Poland's attitude towards Ukraine."
"We will support it until victory," Kaczynski assured.