Poland forms volunteer army to prevent Russia's aggression

Source : 112 Ukraine

35,000 servicemen to join new military unit
20:00, 3 June 2016

Poland decided to create a volunteer corps to prevent the Kremlin's aggression. Polish Defense Ministry announced this, with the reference to leader of the paramilitary groups Grzegorz Kwasniak, Interfax-Ukraine reports. According to him, Poland wants to create a new formation to prepare for a possible war actions, similar to those in the Eastern Ukraine.

The unit will consist of 35 thousand volunteers who will attend military training courses.

It is assumed that the formation of paramilitary groups starts in September. Each of the 16 Polish provinces will receive one brigade formed from the members of the volunteer unit. However, the region of Mazovia, which is the largest and most populous, will get two brigades.

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