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 Poland to Increase Number of Troops and Modernize Old Installations in the East

Poland will increase the number of troops in the eastern part of the country. Old military installations will be modernized for the troops to be deployed in.

This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Poland Tomasz Siemoniak, Censor.NET reports citing the Polish Radio.

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He explained that the plan is to strengthen the country's security. Currently, the Ministry of Defense is developing a strategy for modernization and additional investments. "Today, we really do need this eastern wall, we have a good point of exit, and we will work on details. I became acquainted with the infrastructure, it is very outdated, because there was no investment for many years. Roads and houses are in poor state, therefore, this will have to be dealt with," Deputy Prime Minister Siemoniak stated.

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The minister of National Defense paid a visit to a military installation which was to be eliminated a few years ago. Siemoniak praised the decision of his predecessor, Bogdan Klich, who decided that the army should remain in Siedlce. On Sept. 19 a joint Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade "LitPolUkrBrig" was created. It is expected that the brigade will be involved in operations under the auspices of the UN, NATO, and the EU. The main tasks of the brigade will be to participate in international efforts to guarantee peace, deepen the regional military cooperation, and create a basis for an EU combat group.


 
 
 
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