Poland announces intentions to conduct long-term army deployment on its borders with Belarus

(MENAFN) In a significant development, Poland has announced its intention to maintain a long-term military deployment along its border with Belarus, with troops being better equipped and expected to remain in place for the foreseeable future. General Wieslaw Kukula, chief of the Polish Army’s General Staff, conveyed this strategic decision, emphasizing the need to bolster security measures amid escalating tensions in the region.

The deployment of thousands of regular army soldiers last summer to reinforce the Border Guard marked a notable escalation in Poland's response to perceived threats, particularly concerning the alleged presence of 'Wagner Group' personnel in Belarus. Warsaw has accused Moscow and Minsk of engaging in a "hybrid war" and views the reinforcement of its border as a crucial defensive measure.

At a press conference in Warsaw, General Kukula underscored the evolving nature of the conflict, describing it as a constant battle between tactics and applied techniques. Poland contends that the influx of migrants from Africa and Asia via Belarus is part of a broader strategy aimed at destabilizing both the European Union and NATO member states.

Highlighting the gravity of the situation, Kukula emphasized the necessity of fully armed troops along the border, citing the potential for firearms to be used against them. However, Poland maintains a stance of "far-reaching restraint" to prevent any pretext for Belarus or Russia to escalate tensions further.

Furthermore, Poland's role as NATO's primary conduit for delivering weapons, ammunition, and equipment to Ukraine has added another layer of complexity to the regional dynamics. Despite not being directly involved in the conflict between Kiev and Moscow, Poland's strategic positioning underscores its commitment to supporting allies and safeguarding regional stability in the face of growing security challenges.



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