Poland to increase army by 50%

15:00, 22 April 2016
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Army of Poland will increase by 50% in the next few years. In particular, three additional brigades of territorial defense will have been created on the eastern flank by the beginning of 2017, according to Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, kommersant.ru reported referring to Rzeczpospolita.


The minister noted that the Army’s operational units will also be developed, reads the report.

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