Germany has failed to supply Poland with battle tanks after Warsaw depleted its own stocks to send heavy equipment to Ukraine, Polish President Andrzej Duda told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper on Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Poland has “weakened” its own military potential by using its own stocks to supply Kiev with “a large number of tanks,” Duda said, adding that Warsaw had expected support from NATO and Berlin in particular.
Most of Poland’s tanks are German-made Leopards, the president explained, adding that Berlin earlier promised to replace military hardware delivered to Ukraine.
“Germany promised to deliver these tanks to us. You have not kept that promise. And, frankly, we are very disappointed about this,” Duda told the paper. The president also rebuked Berlin for supposedly not doing enough to support Ukraine.