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Minister of Foreign Affairs: Poland has provided military aid to Ukraine worth 9 billion USD

On April 25th, Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski presented a report in the Sejm regarding the objectives of Polish foreign policy in 2024. He announced that so far Poland has provided military aid to Ukraine valued at approximately 9 billion USD.

On Thursday, April 25th, Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski presented in the Sejm information about the objectives of Polish foreign policy in 2024. He informed that so far Poland has provided military aid to Ukraine worth approximately 9 billion USD (about 36.33 billion PLN).

Photo: General Staff Of The Armed Forces Of Ukraine

Since the Russian attack, Poland has approved 44 packages of military aid for Kyiv. The total value of Polish government support, excluding the multi-billion sums spent on assistance for refugees, amounted to approximately 9 billion dollars in the first two years of the war. By the end of 2023, over 950 thousand Ukrainians had found permanent shelter in our country, meaning they received an active PESEL identification number. The actual number of Ukrainian citizens residing in Poland or staying with us periodically after February 24, 2022, is, of course, several times larger. Many of them were taken in by Polish families immediately after the outbreak of the war. I thank millions of Poles who showed compassion to those in need. In times of trial, we behaved as we should, said the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during his speech in Sejm.

The magnitude of Polish development and humanitarian aid has significantly increased since the Russian invasion. Over the past two years, we have become the main donor of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. In total, Polish government ministries have spent 16 billion euros on comprehensive aid to Ukraine and Ukrainian war refugees, added Radosław Sikorski (16 billion EUR = 64.6 billion PLN/17.1 billion USD).

He also noted that in 2023, the value of Polish exports to Ukraine was estimated at almost 52 billion złoty – nearly 30 billion more than in 2020. A victorious and stable Ukraine will provide even greater investment opportunities. Our goal is to expand the space for security and prosperity to the east, to the benefit of all.

Full text of the Minister’s speech can be viewed in Polish HERE.

MILMAG Commentary

The last government announcement regarding military aid to Ukraine was made public by then-Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on April 23, 2022 – at that time, it amounted to 1.7 billion USD (approximately 7 billion PLN). Subsequently, no further data was made public, except for the most significant donations, while information about many types and models of armament came from other sources.

According to available information, since the first day of full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine, Poland has provided the attacked state with 10,000 MSBS Grot rifles (Ukraine has ordered more), over 250 T-72M/M1R tanks, 14 Leopard 2A4 tanks, 60 PT-91 Twardy tanks, 14 MiG-29 fighter jets, approximately 12 Mi-24D/W attack helicopters, 142 BWP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, 150 Rosomak wheeled armored personnel carriers, including 24 M120K Rak mortars (funded by the EU and the USA), at least 18 Krab self-propelled howitzers with command vehicles, at least 20 2S1 Goździk self-propelled howitzers, at least 20 BM-21 Grad rocket launchers, S-60 anti-aircraft guns, BRDM-2 reconnaissance vehicles, ZSU-23-4 Shilka anti-aircraft artillery systems, S-125 Neva SC and 9K33 Osa-AK/M/P1 surface-to-air missile systems, 100 R-73 air-to-air missiles, FlyEye unmanned aerial vehicles, Warmate loitering munitions, Piorun man-portable air defense systems, Tor large-caliber sniper rifles, Star 266/266M trucks, wz.1988 Tantal and AKMS rifles, UKM-2000P general-purpose machine guns, RGP-40 revolver grenade launchers, RPG-76 Komar disposable anti-tank grenade launchers, 120mm mortar shells OF-NMR HE-FRAG, OF-462 HE, 152mm artillery ammunition, 125mm tank ammunition, over 30,000 5.56mm x 45 NATO rounds, 23mm x 151 ammunition for ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, 73mm PG-9 anti-tank rounds for SPG-9 recoilless rifles, and 42,000 wz. 2005 helmets.


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