Warsaw is ready to train up to 30,000 Ukrainian servicemen. The assessment of the audit conducted by European institutions on the training of Ukrainian soldiers in Poland is very high, Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has said at a press conference in Brussels after the meeting of EU defence ministers, Ukrinform reports.
"We are ready to train 30,000 soldiers, this process is going very well," Blaszczak said.
The Polish deputy prime minister also said that in Brussels he and German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius had discussed the creation of a hub for the repair and maintenance of tanks operating in Ukraine. According to him, there are "certain challenges" in this context, but he is convinced that they will be successfully overcome. Blaszczak also said that Pistorius would soon visit Poland, so the parties would have the opportunity to discuss the hub in detail.
Blaszczak also said that in Brussels he had discussed the issue of ammunition production at Polish defence companies with European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton. Blaszczak said that Breton had assurances that "in a very short time" the process of additional production of ammunition for the Ukrainian army would be put into operation, in particular at the Polish company Dezamet SA.
According to him, the European Commission has the appropriate funds to invest in expanding the production capacity of defence companies.
The European Union's military assistance mission to Ukraine has already trained 15,000 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.