Alerts SECURITY 3 July, 2024 7:35 am   
COMMENTS: Marcin Karwowski

Germany and Poland will cooperate to defend Europe

Scholz-i-Tusk-1536×1025 German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Photograph: Krystian Maj/Prime Minister's Office

Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister of Poland, and Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor of Germany declared at a press conference that their countries will cooperate to improve Europe’s security. The German politician also said that Ukraine needed energy support during the winter.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Photograph: Krystian Maj/Prime Minister’s Office

Intergovernmental consultations between Poland and Germany are taking place in Warsaw. At the joint conference, Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Chancellor Olaf Scholz commented on the cooperation between the two countries in the field of security.

“My priority is the broadly understood security. I am particularly interested in military cooperation, illegal migration and working together for a secure external border of the European Union,” said Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

“Poland and Germany will cooperate for bilateral solutions, but also in the field of the European air shield,” he added.

The German Chancellor stressed that the security of Poland directly translates into the security of his country.

“We will support our cooperation in the field of security and defence. We want to assume a leadership role in the Baltic region, within NATO and on the eastern flank. Putin has destroyed the peace order in Europe,” Chancellor Scholz said.

The German politician also referred to the ongoing Russian aggression and destruction of infrastructure.

“Ukraine needs our support to defend itself and to get power, especially in the winter,” he explained.

Russia is targeting infrastructure, including energy infrastructure in Ukraine. According to the Energy Forum the invaded country has about a quarter of its pre-war production capacity. The United States has halted orders for Patriot systems for other customers until Ukraine is equipped with them.

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