Poland is ready to go alone and send tanks to Ukraine even without Germany’s permission, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday.
Poland has pledged to send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
But, since the tanks are German-made, it needs Berlin’s approval, which Chancellor Olaf Scholz has yet to provide.
“Consent is a secondary issue here,” Morawiecki told Poland’s public radio broadcaster whilst returning from Davos, where he was attending the World Economic Forum.
“We will either get this agreement quickly, or we will do the right thing ourselves,” the Prime Minister added.
Last week, Polish President Andrzej Duda said his country would hand over “a company of Leopard tanks” to Ukraine “as part of international coalition building.”
The U.K. has also officially pledged to supply Ukraine with some of its own tanks, the British Challenger 2s. »