I believe that through various attractive perspectives and programs we will encourage young people to serve in the Polish Army – said Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Ministry of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak to “Rzeczpospolita”.
The Minister of National Defence in an interview for “Rzeczpospolita” (“The Commonwealth”), a fragment of which was published on the newspaper’s website, and in its entirety is to appear in Wednesday’s edition of the daily, assessed that “the war behind our eastern border has shown everyone how important ordinary citizens, trained in military terms, are for the defence of the country.”
There will be no restoration of compulsory military conscription – said the minister.
“Poland is safe, both by the strength of its army and by the strength of the alliances of which we are a part. Security was and is a priority of the PiS government, which is why we are allocating the largest money in history for the modernization of the Polish Army – assured the head of the Ministry of National Defence.
Błaszczak noted that as part of the arms purchases, “we invest in our arms industry, wherever possible.” “We order as many weapons in Poland as the industry can carry, but at the same time we are doing everything to equip our army with modern weapons, which our factories do not offer. Importantly, compatible with the weapons of allies. Recently, we have contracted the supply of Ottokar-Brzoza tank destroyers. The first choice is always the equipment that is created in Poland – he emphasized.
“This year we will also sign further agreements, m.in a contract for the purchase of Crabs for the Polish Armed Forces. We order Polish armaments in the number in which the arms industry can produce – added the Defence Minister.