An announcement by US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin that a review of US forces abroad will be conducted with the participation of allies means that Poland, as a country where US forces are stationed, will take part, the Polish president's chief aide has told PAP.
VIDEO: Situated in what is now the Lower Silesian town of Zgorzelec, Stalag VIII-A was first established on the eve of WWII to house Polish prisoners. In total, as many as 100,000 prisoners are thought to have passed through the gates, including composer Olivier Messiaen who wrote his masterpiece Quatuor pour la fin du temps while in captivity there.
Poland's defence minister has paid tribute to Poles killed serving their country in military operations outside Poland.
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.
Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak tweeted on Tuesday that Polish Army soldiers will collect testing samples for coronavirus at all points in Poland.
Poland's Senate, upper house, on Wednesday night voted for a law empowering the president to ratify a Polish-American military cooperation agreement, which foresees an increase in the number of US soldiers stationed in Poland.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda laid flowers on Thursday at the Polish Military Cemetery at Monte Cassino in southern Italy, the site of a 1944 battle in which Polish forces played a key role.
The museum houses a huge collection of art and historical items, and has played home for Polish exiles.
Poland's Sejm (lower house) passed a law on Thursday empowering the president to ratify a Polish-American military cooperation agreement, which foresees an increase in the number of US soldiers stationed in Poland.
Up to 80 Polish soldiers will join a NATO mission in Turkey under a decision signed by President Andrzej Duda, head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Paweł Soloch said on Wednesday.