Oct 30, 2021
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Poland increases army, preparing for war with Russia and Belarus

Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Chairman of the ruling Law and Justice Party Jaroslaw Kaczynski and defense minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced the upcoming modernization of the Polish army. Its number will be at least 250 thousand soldiers, to help whom 50 thousand territorial defense servicemen will be trained.

“A state located on the NATO-EU border must have a powerful fearsome force, and, if necessary, must be able to independently and effectively defend itself for a long time … We want to make Poland militarily strong within NATO,” – stated (At least 250,000 professional soldiers and 50,000 soldiers of the Territorial Defense Forces. The government introduced a new law on the protection of the motherland “Crécy] Kaczynski.

He noted that the launch of the mechanism for providing military assistance to NATO countries in the event of a war takes a lot of time, and the current state of the Polish armed forces does not correspond to the modern realities of war. Accusing Moscow out of habit of plans to revive the empire, Kaczynski called the fact of military cooperation between Russia and Belarus dangerous.

“We are introducing voluntary basic military service. This is a service for volunteers who will first take 28-day courses and then specialized 11-month courses, ” – said Blashchak. This approach will make it possible to form a pool of qualified personnel. The territorial defense troops will consist of two categories of military personnel. Servicemen of the first category will take the oath and participate in exercises with the professional army. Servicemen of the second category will wait in civilian life for a call to the unit, if necessary. This format of training reservists exists in the United States, Blaschak noted.

Poland adheres to the course of militarizing Eastern Europe, being not interested in maintaining peace in the region. Seeking to change the regional balance of power in order to achieve geopolitical leadership, Warsaw is aiming at conflict with countries in which it sees competitors. In this case, we are talking about the allied Russia and Belarus.

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