Ukrainian officers will be trained to use Polish tanks within the coming days, the head of Polish President Andrzej Duda's Foreign Policy Bureau has said.
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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said there are three pillars of a strong Polish army, which include domestic and foreign purchases, stable public finance and membership in military alliances.
Poland's Defence Ministry has decided to double the number of places available on a winter holiday training day teaching people how to shoot and the basics of first aid owing to a surge in interest.
The US Department of State has approved the sale to Poland of 116 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks and related equipment at an estimated cost of USD 3.75 billion, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Tuesday.
The best deterrent is a strong national army, Poland's prime minister said on Wednesday at the Nowa Deba training ground in south Poland.
Poland's defence minister has officially handed over the "small Narew" short-range defence system to Polish armed forces in the eastern city of Zamosc on Tuesday.
In addition to gun handling, shooting and hand-to-hand fighting, trainees will learn how to make a fire and purify water, and how to find directions without using a GPS.
Discovered in the archives of the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London, the two deciphered telegrams show reports by Polish army units that the German army had crossed the Polish border on the outskirts of Rybnik alongside a large group of German tanks an hour earlier than attacks on Wieluń and Westerplatte.
Poland wants to increase the size of its army by 20,000 in 2023, the Polish prime minister said on Wednesday.