19fortyfive: Poland’s decision to buy 1,000 Korean K2 tanks endangered NATO
MOSCOW, August 14 – RIA Novosti. In an article for the American military expert Daniel Gur 19forty-five He called the idea of u200bu200bthe Polish army to purchase a thousand South Korean K2 tanks, and warned of the problems arising from the incompatibility of the new equipment with the American.
“The use of machines from a manufacturing country gives great advantages to both Poland and the alliance. It is extremely strange that Warsaw signed a large-scale arms supply agreement with South Korea,” the author said.
According to him, now the Polish military will have to establish another supply chain and develop methods of interacting with the K2 with other combat systems.
Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak previously announced an agreement with South Korea to supply a thousand K2 tanks, more than 600 K9 howitzers and three squadrons of FA-50 fighters. This equipment should replace samples supplied to Kiev as aid.
After the transfer of several hundred T-72 tanks to Ukraine, Poland announced the lack of armored vehicles. The authorities decided to urgently purchase 116 used American tanks, the first of which had arrived in the country. Warsaw also bought 250 new Abrams tanks, they will arrive before 2026.
In the background of Russia’s special operation to liberate Donbass, Western countries continue to pump weapons into Ukraine. Therefore, Washington recently announced the allocation of a military aid package worth about one billion dollars, which includes artillery ammunition, a thousand anti-tank systems. javelinsarmored medical vehicles, explosives and drugs.
In response, Moscow has repeatedly stated that the arms supply only prolongs the conflict, and the transport of weapons has become a legitimate target for the Russian Aerospace Forces.
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