Poland plans to transfer to Ukraine, in addition to the Leopard 2 company, sixty more modernized Soviet tanks, including the PT-91 Twardy.
This was stated by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in an interview with Canadian CTV News.
Commenting on the agreement reached by the Western allies to provide Ukraine with modern tanks, he emphasized the role of Poland in this, which helped to convince others and set an example.
"Poland became the first country to deliver 250 tanks about six months ago, or even more. Now we are ready to deliver 60 of our modernized tanks, thirty of which are PT-91s. And, in addition, fourteen Leopard 2s from those we have there is," Moravetsky noted.
He noted that Russia may have thousands more tanks - "several thousand, and some say more than 15 thousand", and if the allies really want to help Ukraine endure, the support must be serious.
According to him, the machines already transferred by Poland became a strong argument when it convinced other allies to agree to the supply of Western-style tanks. Warsaw also noted that if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, this war will only be the beginning of attempts to restore the empire.
"If Europe wants stable and long-term growth and peace, a peaceful path of development, these barbaric attacks by Russia must be repelled... Russia's weapon is fear. Our weapon must be solidarity. Putin behaves like a geopolitical player from the past. It's like Nero, who for his purposes he is ready to burn Rome, and his (Putin's) main goal is the revival of the Russian Empire, he took the worst of the "demons of the 20th century" - nationalism, colonialism and many tools of totalitarian regimes, and our response must be very decisive, because its success will mean not only the defeat of Ukraine, but also the entire free world," the Polish Prime Minister stressed.
PT-91 Twardy is a Polish modification of the modernized Soviet T-72 tank. It was reported that Ukraine had received the first TP-91 tanks in July, but the number of vehicles was not specified at that time.