From Germany’s helmets to Poland’s fighter jets. A year ago, Europe began seriously discussing heavy weapons for Ukraine. The giant Russian convoy had stalled on its way to the capital, Kiev, and Ukraine’s incredible defense capabilities stunned the world. These days both German and British modern tanks have rolled into Ukraine and since a couple of weeks Polish Leopard 2 tanks are also in place. The deliveries are described as very significant, although not sufficient. Europe now has to solve several problems and come to terms with several bottlenecks in the industry in order to continue to stock up on weapons and ammunition and not at the same time completely empty its own stocks.
Poland’s role as a pusher for arms support
Hear correspondent Samuel Larsson about Poland’s offensive line and rhetoric regarding supporting Ukraine. Polish President Andrzej Duda has often taken aim at Germany’s wait-and-see stance in his statements, and the country has undoubtedly pushed the rest of Europe ahead of it when it comes to arms support. In the past year, Poland has also turned into a logistics hub for the West’s support for Ukraine, and the country now wants to become Europe’s foremost military power.
Contributor: Samuel Larsson, correspondent in Poland. Susanne Palme, EU commentator. Magnus Christiansson, lecturer in military science at the Norwegian Defense Academy.
Program manager: Caroline Salzinger
Producer: Therese Rosenvinge
Technician: Joachim Persson
Source: ICELAND NEWS