Poland announced the creation of the first infantry division in the east of the country
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In the east Poland a new military formation – the first legion infantry division. The corresponding decision has already been approved, said the Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak, reports the PAP news agency.
The 1st legion infantry division will become the fifth tactical formation in the Polish army. of four brigades, each with four battalions. The division is the greatest military formation in the armed forces of Poland in peacetime.
It is planned to arm the division with American Abrams tanks, South Korean K-2 tanks, self-propelled Polish-made Krab howitzers, South Korean K-9 and unmanned reconnaissance systems.
Between the 16th Mechanized Division, operating primarily in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, and the 18th Mechanized Division, operating mainly in in the Mazowieckie and Lublin Voivodeship, the first division of the infantry of the legions is being created, which will operate mainly in the territory of Podlaskie.
Order on the formation and the first parts have already been published, said Mariusz Blaszczak.
The Republic of Poland borders on seven states: Germany – in the west, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – in the south, Russia – in the north, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine – in the east.
BAGNET reminds that Poland has additionally ordered 70,000 Grot automatic rifles for its army. The agreement with the manufacturer was signed on January 2 by Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga