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"The tanks will contribute to an already terrific armoured capability that Ukraine has at their disposal," U.S. National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications, John Kirby, told "Fakty" TVN correspondent in the USA, Marcin Wrona. Asked when Ukraine could expect the tanks to arrive, Kirby said that "it’ll take many months before they are able to be in country". He also praised Poland for its contribution to the cause of supporting Kyiv.

Germany will supply its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, it announced on Wednesday, overcoming misgivings about sending heavy weaponry that Kyiv sees as crucial to defeat the Russian invasion but Moscow cast as a needless provocation. Poland's prime minister thanked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday for his decision to send the heavy tanks to Ukraine.

Poland appointed Fernando Santos as their new coach based on his experience managing a national team and his track record of success, Polish FA president Cezary Kulesza said on Tuesday. "From today I am Polish, I am one of you. One more of you, and we will do everything to provide the Polish people with a lot of joy," Santos said.

The Medal of the Courier from Warsaw was awarded on Sunday for the first time in history. The first ever recipient of this accolade, a former U.S. ambassador to Poland, Daniel Fried, called it his "lifetime honour". A former Poland's ambassador to the U.S., Jerzy Koźmiński, said Fried played an exceptional role in Polish-American relations. The award was established to pay homage to Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, the famous Courier from Warsaw, and the values he had believed in.

Polish officials were among many who sent condolences to Ukraine after a helicopter had crashed in Brovary, near Kyiv, killing at least 18 people including Ukraine's Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi. "My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims," said Poland's President Andrzej Duda. PM Mateusz Morawiecki, Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński, Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, National Security Bureau chief Jacek Siewiera, as well as fire service and police chiefs, all extended their sympathies to the Ukrainians.

After nearly 80 years, a roll of film with original photographs of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising taken by Zbigniew Leszek Grzywaczewski has been discovered among the family keepsakes. They will soon be at display in POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Museum curators say it is a unique discovery, as these are the only known photographs of the ghetto during the uprising that were not taken by the Germans.

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday urged Germany to send Ukraine the weaponry it needed to take the fight to invading Russian soldiers, lacing a speech in Berlin with implicit criticisms of Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government.

"We've become part of history which most likely will determine the shape of Europe, the West, and the whole globe," Poland's President Andrzej Duda said in his address to the country's diplomatic corps. He also spoke about investments in the army, and mentioned countries which don't spend enough on defence. "In the face of a full-scale war right next to the eastern border of NATO and EU, we must demand a swift change of this shortsighted policy," he argued, adding that such cutbacks happen at the expense of "the Lithuanians, Poles, Latvians, Estonians, or Romanians".

A French amateur photographer took a collection of photographs of the 1930s Warsaw. During a delegation of war veterans, he visited a number of typically tourist locations, taking pictures of the Old Town, the city's palaces and gardens, as well as monuments to famous Poles. Tour guides also took the French guest for a walk to the Northern Quarter, a district considered exotic and peculiar by non-Jews. In his photographs, he managed to capture the bustle of streets lined with Jewish stores and workshops.

Kyiv mayor Vitalii Klitschko greeted Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, Bratislava Mayor Matus Vallo, Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib and Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony, before proceeding to discuss assistance to the Ukrainian capital and country amid the tenth month of Russia's full-scale invasion. On the second day of the visit, Rafał Trzaskowski travelled to Bucha, where the Russian had carried out mass killing of civilians.

Jakub Kumoch announced on Thursday (Jan. 12) he was leaving the Chancellery of the President of Poland. "Supporting the Republic of Poland in the first months of the war and taking part in shaping Polish-Ukrainian relations was an honour to me. Unfortunately, the family situation and permanent separation from my dearest have turned out an insurmountable obstacle for me and my children," he said in a statement. A few hours later, the chancellery informed that Kumoch would be replaced by Marcin Przydacz, a foreign ministry undersecretary.

"This ovation was for our whole society for showing heart, for openness," Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday (January 11), commenting on his meeting with residents of Lviv and huge ovation he had received from them. Duda said that the Poles were helping the Ukrainians despite the crisis and many other worries. "Our Ukrainian neighbours see it and acknowledge it," he stressed. He also mentioned his visit to the Cemetery of the Defenders of Lwów, calling it symbolic. "This cemetery is a burial ground of defenders of Poland, defenders of Lviv against Soviet aggression," Polish president said.