Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said that Germany refused to hand over Patriot systems to Ukraine.

These installations will be deployed in Poland. 

He announced this on Twitter. 

Blaszczak said that he spoke with his German colleague and the decision has not changed.

Patriot systems will not be handed over to Ukraine.

"Placing the Patriot in western Ukraine would increase the security of Poles and Ukrainians. Therefore, we are starting working arrangements for placing the launcher in Poland and connecting them to our command system," Blaszczak said. 

Po rozmowie z MON,z rozczarowaniem przyjjůlem kędziju o odrzuceniu support.

The deployment of the Patriots in the zachodniej zwiększyłoby the safety of Poles and Ukrainians.

Przystuepami więce do rożyczych ustaleń ws.

umieszczenia wyrzutni wi wpięcia ich w nasz system dowodzenia

— Mariusz Błaszczak (@mblaszczak) December 6, 2022

Discussions regarding the transfer of the Patriot air defense system to Ukraine

The head of the Polish government, Mateusz Morawiecki, called on the German leadership to transfer Patriot air defense systems to Ukraine, which Berlin offered to Warsaw after the tragic incident in Przewodów.

In Germany, they promised to think about this issue, but they made a negative decision. 

Dmytro Kuleba also stated that Kyiv has started negotiations with Germany on the provision of Patriot air defense systems.

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