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There will be 10 thousand Polish soldiers on the border with Belarus

Aug 10, 2023

Poland will reinforce the border with Belarus with 10 thousand troops.

This was stated by Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak.


According to him, the number of soldiers on the Polish-Belarusian border "will be approximately the same as before."

"There will be about 10 thousand soldiers: 4 thousand soldiers will be soldiers directly involved in the operation to support the Border Guard at the border, and 6 thousand people in reserve," he explained, adding that these will be "soldiers who will improve their skills there, in the garrisons recreated in the east of the country."

Poland started talking about increasing the number of troops on the border with Belarus after two Belarusian helicopters violated the Polish border.

On August 7, it became known that Belarus had launched military exercises near the borders of Poland and Lithuania. Also, Poland did not rule out the possibility of closing the Polish-Belarusian border to protect the country due to the presence of Wagner PMC mercenaries in Belarus.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 10/08/2023

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