Polish General Miroslaw Rozanski said that the U.S. could suspend the supply of F-35 fighter jets and Patriot systems if the government does not take a course towards the democratization of the country. This is reported by Wirtualna Polska.
According to Rozanski, the U.S. government is pragmatic and looks into the future for 5-10 years ahead. The U.S. will not hold a grudge against Poland for being undemocratic law Lex TVN, but will simply freeze cooperation until a better time. He also rebuked Polish authorities for fomenting nationalism among citizens and losing political weight in NATO.
“If we have such an unstable legal and judicial system in Poland, what sane person would dare to act in such a country?” said Rozanski.
Lex TVN is a Polish bill that allows media outlets with no more than a 49 percent foreign equity stake to broadcast.
Poland signed a contract to buy 32 F-35 fighter jets at a total cost of $4.6 billion. In March 2018, Warsaw agreed with Washington on the supply of American Patriot air defense systems. It is planned that in 2021-2022, the Polish army will receive two batteries with PAC-3 MSE missiles and IBCS control and communication system elements.