German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius on Monday pushed for negotiations on the establishment of a maintenance hub in Poland, to repair Leopard tanks damaged in Ukraine, to be completed within the next 10 days.

In a public statement after talks with his Polish counterpart in Zamosc, Pistorius did not respond to a Polish request to extend the deployment of three German Patriot air defence units in the town that had been sent there in January, initially for six months. (Reporting by Sabine Siebold, Editing by Miranda Murray)