The NATO command in Iraq has informed Poland about the need to prepare for a renewed training mission in Iraq, a Defence Ministry official informed the Senate (upper house) Foreign and European Union Affairs Committee on Tuesday.
Polish soldiers who are on a NATO mission in Iraq will resume their training duties soon, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Twitter on Thursday, quoting information from the headquarters of the NATO mission in Iraq.
The Polish ambassador to Iraq, Beata Peksa, has returned to Poland and the reason behind the decision was to ensure the safety of the Polish envoy, the Foreign Ministry told PAP on Wednesday.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak tweeted on Wednesday that there were no Polish military casualties in the attack on US air bases in Iraq, Al Asad and Irbil.
President Andrzej Duda said on Sunday that Poland is monitoring the situation in the Middle East and there are no signals that there is any threat for Poland or Poles.
Polish soldiers in Iraq have suspended training of Iraqi forces for security reasons, Poland's Armed Forces Operational Command said on Saturday in the wake of serious concerns over the region's stability after a US air strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general.
In connection with the recent events in Iraq, President Andrzej Duda has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for detailed information on the situation, announced the National Security Bureau (BBN) in a press release on Friday.
President Andrzej Duda, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, has signed a decision extending the presence of Polish military contingents abroad, the National Security Bureau (BBN) has informed.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday told a group of Polish veterans who had fought in Iraq that they contributed to the respect that Poland has gained among its allies over the past 15 years.
A convoy of ten trucks transporting 500 temporary homes valued at PLN 3 mln (EUR 698, 470) is heading from Gdańsk, northern Poland, to Mosul in northern Iraq. The houses are a form of humanitarian aid from the Polish government.