On Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced his intention to revive the command of the Polish Armed Forces and create a Joint Forces Command amid the deteriorating security situation in the world.
According to PAP, Duda made the announcement in a speech on the eve of the Polish Army Day, which is celebrated on Tuesday.
According to the Polish president, changes to the command structure of the Polish army will be proposed in the near future.
"I am firmly convinced that as a result of the changes that will be proposed in the near future, legislative changes, there will be a Joint Command, which will be under the care of the Chief of the General Staff," Duda said.
"The command of the Armed Forces will be recreated, which will be responsible for the training of soldiers, for the daily operational functioning of the branches of the armed forces, but whose structure will be generally the same in peacetime and wartime so that we can be more effective," he added.
As explained by the President of Poland and concurrently the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces, today is "a time of great challenges, but also a time of deep analysis and deep reflection on state issues, especially state security issues."
As you know, against the backdrop of a full-scale war in Ukraine, Poland has begun to take steps to strengthen its defense capabilities.
In the spring of 2022, the law "On the Defense of the Homeland" was adopted, which introduced a new type of military service - voluntary military service. It is open to anyone who has not served in the army before. It allows you to undergo military training and remain in the reserve or join a professional army in the future.
Author - Olena Madiak, 14/08/2023