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Poland allocates loan for joint arms production with Ukraine

Poland allocates loan for joint arms production with Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine (photo:

Warsaw has allocated credit for joint arms production between Ukraine and Poland, announces Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

The official stated that Poland joined the Vilnius Declaration of the G7 countries regarding security guarantees for Ukraine only on January 22, particularly during the visit of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to Kyiv and his meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian leadership.

At that time, according to the representative of the President's Office, the Ukrainian and Polish sides agreed on many important things.

"Poland has allocated a loan for joint arms production between Ukraine and Poland. This is very important. We have components of Polish weapons that are already being supplied and used in Ukraine. But we need more," said Zhovkva.

He added that currently, the neighboring countries are discussing not only supplying Polish weapons but also producing them jointly by Ukrainian and Polish manufacturers and entrepreneurs.

In addition, on February 2, during a meeting with the head of the Prime Minister's Office, the start of negotiations on security guarantees for Ukraine was discussed, the official said.

The possibility of implementing Tusk's proposal to create a coordination mechanism in the field of Eurointegration was also discussed, said the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office.

According to Zhovkva, the tone and atmosphere of conversations with the current Polish government have changed significantly.

Tusk's visit to Kyiv

On January 22, during the meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, the sides managed to discuss two crucial points. These included a new defense package for the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the potential for joint arms production.

For more information about Tusk's visit to Kyiv, read the article by RBC-Ukraine.

Joint production of weaponry

It was previously reported that Ukraine is actively addressing the issue of arms production amid the war with Russia.

In particular, Kyiv is establishing joint ventures with foreign companies. In October of last year, it became known about the creation of a joint venture between Ukraine and Rheinmetall.

Also, in December of last year, Ukraine reached agreements with two U.S. companies for joint arms production. Additionally, at the end of January, Ukraine and Belgium signed a memorandum on joint arms production.