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Poland increases military presence on Belarus border amid rising tensions

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In response to escalating tensions and security concerns, Poland has announced plans to significantly bolster its military presence along the Belarusian border. Mariusz Błaszczak, the Minister of National Defense, revealed that approximately 10,000 soldiers will be stationed in the region within two years, aiming to establish the strongest ground force in Europe.

Minister Błaszczak stressed that the continuity of this military reinforcement process is guaranteed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party. He emphasized that the Polish government’s commitment to strengthening the military is essential to ensuring the nation’s security and sovereignty.

The decision comes in the wake of recent incidents that have heightened concerns over national security. The Polish Border Guard requested an increase of 1,000 soldiers to safeguard the border with Belarus following violations of Polish airspace by Belarusian helicopters. This incident was accompanied by Belarusian military exercises near the Polish border and the presence of mercenaries reportedly numbering around 7,000, as disclosed by Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Additionally, Poland has witnessed an uptick in the number of migrants attempting to cross the border from Belarus, originating mainly from the Middle East and Africa. The influx of migrants has added another layer of complexity to the security situation along the border.

Minister Błaszczak’s announcement reaffirmed Poland’s commitment to maintaining a strong and vigilant defense posture. He detailed the allocation of troops, stating that out of the 10,000 soldiers, 4,000 would be directly involved in operations supporting the Border Guard, while the remaining 6,000 would be held in reserve.

Furthermore, Minister Błaszczak emphasized that the ongoing reinforcement of Poland’s military is crucial for its future security. He declared that the country aims to have the most potent ground force in Europe within two years, a goal that relies on the continuous efforts of the PiS party.

As Poland takes strategic steps to enhance its defense capabilities, remains dedicated to keeping readers informed about evolving security developments and trends in the digital age.

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