The Polish president has warned that the spectre of conflict is haunting Europe for the first time in decades.
At a ceremony in the Polish capital marking Armed Forces Day on Sunday, President Andrzej Duda vowed his country would "most certainly" abide by the provisions of the North Atlantic Treaty, including Article 5 on collective defence.
M903 launchers will be the first elements to be delivered by the Polish-based Huta Stalowa Wola steelmill.
The Polish armed forces have denied claims by the consortium behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that the Polish Navy is interfering with the construction of the controversial energy infrastructure project.
Poland will enlarge its armed forces due to the threat posed by Russia, the country’s defence minister has said.
Currently housed inside St Andrews Museum, Scotland, and taking approximately seven weeks to complete, the painting depicts a Polish paratrooper who has just landed at Arnhem; from his bag, personal keepsakes have spilled onto the pebbled ground. The artist said: “I wanted the painting to show what the soldier was fighting for: his family; his homeland.”
Covering an area of 360 square metres on the side of a ten-floor apartment building, the mural features historical figures associated with the battle, including statesman Józef Piłsudski.
A ceremony was held on Thursday afternoon at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Warsaw's Pilsudskiego Square to bestow upon President Andrzej Duda the supreme command of Poland's armed forces.
On Thursday, August 6, Polish President Andrzej Duda will take the oath of office before the National Assembly and will start his second term. The head of state will deliver an address and will assume supervision over the armed forces.
Does the world-famous Wojtek now have competition as a bear fighting alonsigside Polish troops?