Germany's plans to deploy Patriot missiles in Poland may be the first step in a bigger defence aid programme for Poland, the German ambassador to Poland said on Monday.
Poland's defence minister, Mariusz Blaszczak said that he was "satisfied with the German Minister of Defence's proposal regarding the deployment of additional Patriot missile launchers in our country."
All the evidence collected by the Polish and allied investigators show that the blast that killed two people in eastern Poland was caused by a missile fired by a Ukrainian air defence system, the government spokesman has said.
Poland's defence minister on Wednesday issued a decision to place specific military units deployed in the eastern part of the country on high alert.Poland's defence minister on Wednesday issued a decision to place specific military units deployed in the eastern part of the country on high alert.
The current situation in Ukraine, the presence of US troops in Poland and Polish-US defence cooperation were the main subjects of a phone conversation between the Polish deputy PM and defence minister and the US defence secretary.
Territorial defence units in Poland have taken delivery of another batch of US-made Javelin anti-tank missiles, the defence minister has said.
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.
The process of testing and integrating elements of Poland's new Patriot air-defence system has started in the north-central city of Torun, the defence minister announced on Twitter 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.
The conflict in Ukraine will linger on for years and Russia's activity in the Baltic Sea basin will certainly increase, Morten Bodskov, the Danish defence minister, said in Warsaw on Monday.