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Polish army will become strongest land army in Europe - Polish Defense Minister

24 September, 2023 Sunday
15:18

Polish National Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak has announced his intention to ensure the Polish Army becomes the strongest land army in Europe, with 300,000 soldiers

Polskie Radio reported the information.

The outlet noted that on Saturday, September 23, about 850 soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces took the oath. This is the largest group among the 4,400 soldiers who have taken or will take the oath this weekend.

Thus, according to the head of the Defense Ministry, the Polish Army will be the strongest land army in Europe.

Błaszczak emphasized that it is important to deter the aggressor so that Russia does not dare to enter Poland.

"And if we add the fact that every inch of Polish land is defended by the Polish Army, we have a guarantee of the security of our homeland," the Polish Defense Minister added.

  • The Telegraph wrote back in March that the Polish authorities are working to make their land army the largest in Europe. It noted then that the Russian invasion of Ukraine forced Poland to make a real revolution in the defense sector. The Poles plan to spend 4% of GDP on the army, which is twice the NATO norms.

  • On May 27, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak signed a document to almost double the size of the Polish army.

  • On August 15, Warsaw hosted the largest military parade in 30 years on the occasion of the Polish Army Day, with new and modernized models of equipment on display.

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