Poland, together with NATO allies, will conduct exercises near the border with Russia

Poland and NATO will conduct military exercises near the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast, the Polish edition informs. MUSH. They will take place from March 27-31.

Exercises under the name “Zalew-2023” take place in the area of ​​the Vistula (Baltic) Spit. They will participate 16th Pomeranian Mechanized Division of the Polish Army, Territorial Defense Forces, Engineers, Navy and NATO Combat Battalion Group. In total, 2.5 thousand people participate in the exercises. soldiers and about 500 pieces of equipment.

The main element of the exercises will be the development of crossing the Baltic Spit by Polish and allied units with the support of engineering troops. In addition, the army will practice repelling a terrorist attack with hostage-taking, reconnaissance activities in the area of ​​the Bay of Gdańsk and the Baltic Spit, as well as dealing with chemical contamination of the territory, he writes. MUSH.

“Zalew-2023” will be the largest exercise in 2023 with the participation of the North Atlantic Alliance – said the speaker 16th Pomeranian Mechanized Division Magdalena Kostinskaya.

Last week, Politico reported that NATO intends to deploy forces on the border with Russia up to 300 thousand military personnel. The Alliance leadership therefore hopes to contain the possible spread of hostilities beyond Ukraine.

NATO also began to develop a plan for the bloc to participate in a full-scale war. In mid-February, the defense ministers of the alliance countries prepared a political guide that spelled out the requirements for allies to prepare for potential military conflicts in the future, Bloomberg reported.


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