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Poland’s Defense Minister emphasizes eastern border defense and modernization efforts to strengthen national security.
Poland’s Minister of Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, delivered a significant statement on September 28, 2023, addressing the country’s security and defense plans. He underlined Poland’s commitment to defending its eastern regions and modernizing its armed forces to deter potential aggressors.
Minister Błaszczak stressed that Poland would maintain its defense line along the Bug River, not the Vistula, contrary to past suggestions from other political groups. He emphasized that under the leadership of the Law and Justice Party, Poland’s eastern territories would remain protected against potential Russian aggression.
The Defense Minister also highlighted Poland’s ongoing efforts to modernize its armed forces. Recent displays of advanced military equipment, including Abrams and K2 tanks, Himars rocket launchers, Krab and K9 self-propelled howitzers, as well as modern aircraft and helicopters, demonstrate Poland’s commitment to bolstering its defense capabilities.
Minister Błaszczak discussed the negotiation of contracts for the acquisition of 96 Apache helicopters from the United States. These helicopters, in combination with Abrams tanks and 500 Himars rocket launchers, will create a formidable defense line, making any potential aggression virtually impossible.
Poland’s Defense Minister, Mariusz Błaszczak, reaffirmed the nation’s dedication to securing its eastern border along the Bug River. The commitment to modernization and the acquisition of advanced military hardware showcase Poland’s determination to maintain a robust defense posture and deter any potential threats.