Poland upsets some by rebuffing German air defense system


              FILE - Poland's Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak arrives for a meeting of EU Defense Ministers at the Prague Congress Center in Prague, Czech Republic, Aug. 30, 2022. Polish leaders say that Patriot defense systems which Germany offered Poland would be best given to Ukraine to help it protect itself against Russian strikes. Blaszczak initially said he received Germany's offer with “satisfaction.” Following Russia's heavy barrage of Ukraine on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, Polish leaders said it would be better if the defense systems were placed in western Ukraine. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
            
              FILE - Ready-for-combat "Patriot" anti-aircraft missile systems of the German forces Bundeswehr's anti-aircraft missile squadron 1 stand on the airfield of military airport during a media presentation in Schwesing, Germany, March 17, 2022. Polish leaders say that Patriot defense systems which Germany offered Poland would be best given to Ukraine to help it protect itself against Russian strikes. Following Russia's heavy barrage of Ukraine on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, Polish leaders said it would be better if the defense systems were placed in western Ukraine. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP, File)
Poland upsets some by rebuffing German air defense system