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    K2 tanks to be stationed in Braniewo

    “This year we increased outlays, next year we will increase outlays even more. That’s because security is a priority. We are not liquidating military units, but we are bringing new military units to life or recreating them,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak said lately.

    “I hear such voices from the opposition that the government is increasing spending on modernization because Russia invaded Ukraine. This is a lie, this is untrue. I will use numbers here. Well, spending on the modernization of the Polish Army in 2009 amounted to 3.3 billion. Last year, even before Russia invaded Ukraine, it was 12.8 billion. Almost four times as much. This year we increased outlays, next year we will increase outlays even more. That’s because security is a priority. We are not liquidating military units, but we are bringing new military units to life or recreating them,” Mariusz Blaszczak, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense, said in Braniewo.

     

    On Saturday, the head of the Ministry of Defense participated in Braniewo in the picnic “Modern Army. Safe Homeland.” It was another event within the framework of the Ministry of Defense’s initiative – meetings with residents of Polish cities where new military units will be established or where new equipment will arrive. 

     

    “I am in Braniewo to bring you good news. Soldiers from the 9th Armored Cavalry Brigade will soon have new equipment. These will be Korean K2 tanks,” the Deputy Prime Minister informed during a meeting with residents.

     

    The Deputy Prime Minister stressed that these are very modern tanks, which were developed and put into production in the 21st century. At the same time, he expressed confidence that the K2 tanks will work well with the ABRAMS tanks, which will go to the equipment of the 18th Mechanized Division.

     

    During the picnic held in Braniewo, it was possible to see military equipment – including a Leopard tank, a Poprad anti-aircraft missile set, a Langusta launcher, a Rak mortar and Rosomak transporters. Elements of soldiers’ training were presented: demonstrations of hand-to-hand combat, self-defence, or pre-medical aid training. The picnic also featured military recruiters who encouraged people to join the ranks of the Polish Army under voluntary basic military service or territorial military service.

     

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