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Defence minister places certain military units on high alert

Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told reporters in the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday that he has issued a decision to place certain units of the Polish army on high alert.
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Poland’s defence minister on Wednesday issued a decision to place specific military units deployed in the eastern part of the country on high alert.Poland’s defence minister on Wednesday issued a decision to place specific military units deployed in the eastern part of the country on high alert.

On Tuesday, a Russian-made missile hit a grain-drying facility in the village of Przewodów near Poland’s border with Ukraine on Tuesday, killing two people.

Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told reporters in the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday that he has issued a decision to place certain units of the Polish army on high alert.

“This primarily concerns Air Force units and units that deal with anti-aircraft and anti-missile defences… also cyberspace defence forces as well as land units that are deployed in the eastern part of the country,” he said.

The decision came after Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, announced that on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, the combat readiness of some units of the Polish armed Forced was increased.

Błaszczak also thanked soldiers and officers from the services “for their work, yesterday and today, in reaction to this tragic event. It was a job that was done very well, with much dedication,” he added.

He also said that he was convinced that the investigation would be carried out as quickly as possible and that “all the circumstances around this tragic event will be resolved quickly.”

On Tuesday, a Russian-made missile hit a grain-drying facility in the village of Przewodow near Poland’s border with Ukraine on Tuesday, killing two people.

Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told reporters in the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday that he has issued a decision to place certain units of the Polish army on high alert.

“This primarily concerns Air Force units and units that deal with anti-aircraft and anti-missile defences… also cyberspace defence forces as well as land units that are deployed in the eastern part of the country,” he said.

The decision came after Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, announced that on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, the combat readiness of some units of the Polish Armed Forces was increased.

Błaszczak also thanked soldiers and officers from the services “for their work, yesterday and today, in reaction to this tragic event. It was a job that was done very well, with much dedication,” he added.

He also said that he was convinced that the investigation would be carried out as quickly as possible and that “all the circumstances around this tragic event will be resolved quickly.”


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