Poland will enlarge its armed forces due to the threat posed by Russia, the country’s defence minister has said.
Polish pilots will begin training next year on the F-35, the stealth, multi-role combat aircraft due to enter service in the Polish air force in 2024, the defence minister announced on Thursday.
Poland's defence minister has paid tribute to Poles killed serving their country in military operations outside Poland.
Poland's defence minister has said there “is no alternative to an alliance between Europe and US” and that Europe must get closer to its American ally.
The defence minister has welcomed the establishment of a new US army headquarters in Poland, saying its presence will deter a “potential aggressor”.
The US perceives Poland as its main ally, we have joined the most important allies of the US, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has told a congress of Gazeta Polska clubs (reader groups of the right-wing Gazeta Polska daily - PAP).
President Andrzej Duda on Monday ratified the Poland – United States Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement during a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.
Poland's defence minister announced on Thursday the launch of a 24-hour helpline for social aid centres and NGOs which need support from the armed forces during the coronavirus pandemic.
Two thousand Polish soldiers will be assigned to 600 hospitals where they will assist in administrative matters including reporting on free beds for COVID-19 patients, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak tweeted on Wednesday.
As many as 35 percent of all beds in Polish military hospitals are to be designated for COVID-19 patients, the Defence Ministry wrote on Twitter on Monday.