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US says 2 Patriot missile batteries delivered to Poland

Krakow, Poland, Mar 10 (EFE).- Two Patriot missile batteries have been deployed to Poland, United States vice president Kamala Harris confirmed Thursday.

During her visit to Warsaw, Harris said the US would send a further $50 million to Ukraine through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in order to prevent an impending humanitarian crisis in the war-ravaged country.

Harris met with Polish officials to address the wide-ranging attack on Ukraine, which Russia launched on February 24, and said that the US has sent 4,700 troops to Poland, in addition to the 5,000 already stationed there.

In a joint press conference with Poland’s president Andrzej Duda, Harris stressed Washington’s commitment to the security of the Nato territory.

“The US is prepared to defend every inch of NATO territory,” she said.

“We will do everything together in partnership, in solidarity to support what is necessary at this very moment in terms of the humanitarian and security needs of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people,” Harris added.

Earlier this week, the Polish government offered to transfer MiG-29 fighter jets to the US for later delivery to Ukraine, a proposal that was rejected by Washington

“I want to be very clear. The United States and Poland are united in what we have done and are prepared to help Ukraine and the people of Ukraine, full stop,” Harris highlighted.

Harris, as well as Duda, condemned the attack on the maternity and children’s hospital in the city of Mariupol and called for an investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine.EFE


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