WARNING TO PUTIN: Poland to bolster military by 53,000 soldiers to ward off Russian threat

Poland is set to increase its military by 53,000 part-time soldiers

 

THE Polish parliament has given the go-ahead to bolster its armed forces by recruiting an extra 53,000 soldiers to ward off the possibility of a Russian attack.

The force, made up of part time soldiers, would represent a third of all the Polish military personnel.

The bill has not yet been approved by the senate but is expected to pass as the ruling right-wing government has a majority in the chamber. Continue reading

Poland to move thousands of troops east, defense minister says

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country’s defense minister told The Associated Press on Monday.

Tomasz Siemoniak said the troops are needed in the east because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Continue reading