Poland is conducting large -scale military exercises that will last almost until the end of this month.
The international military exercises Defender Europe 2022 and Swift Response have already begun in Poland. They will last from May 1 to May 26 in Poland and eight other countries. This was reported by the Ministry of National Defense of Poland.
In addition to Poland, military personnel from the United States, France, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Great Britain will take part in the exercises.
In total, 18,000 military personnel from more than 20 countries will participate in them. In particular, about seven thousand soldiers and three thousand equipment were involved in Poland.
As part of the exercises, military equipment will mainly be moved at night so as not to interfere with public traffic on public roads as much as possible.
At the same time, the department separately appealed to residents with a request not to distribute photos and videos of the movement of troops, as well as their locations, information about the departures and landings of the aircraft. of the military.
“Defender Europe 22 is an international general and regular exercise organized by the U.S. military to ensure readiness and interoperability between U.S. and NATO allies and partners,” the Polish Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Poland explained that DE22 and SR 22 belong to a series of cyclic defensive exercises, are not directed at any country and are not related to the current geopolitical situation in the region. The national and international planning process began in 2021.
It was previously reported that the UK would send around 8,000 troops, as well as dozens of tanks and more than 100 armored fighting vehicles to Eastern Europe to participate in military exercises.
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