The Polish army must be strong enough so that it does not have to be used on the battlefield, the country’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday during a visit to the base of the 6th Airborne Brigade in Kraków.
“A strong economy and finances are the base for this,” he stressed, adding the government aims to provide better equipment and training to Polish soldiers.
“The geopolitical situation is changing, the world is changing, Poland is changing, but Polish Armed Forces are also changing,” Morawiecki added.
The prime minister stressed that the Russian Federation poses a major threat to Poland, adding that while many countries have suddenly awoken from the geopolitical coma,” Poland predicted the “negative course of events to a large extent.”
Morawiecki said the Polish government is currently focusing on energy and security as two of the most important areas. “Energy, security spheres, securing our borders, building physical barriers, and strengthening the Polish army on its own as well as a part of NATO — those are the basic tasks now that must be addressed and carried out month after month,” said Morawiecki.
“The Polish Armed Forces are being moved to the eastern part of the country. We are doing this to achieve the best security against potential and real risks,” he stated.
The head of the Polish government said “there will not be a strong country without a strong military,” recalling data on Polish economic growth in the past few years compared to the rest of EU countries.
“It is important, as a strong economy and finances are the base for rapid arms procurement to allow the Polish army to be so strong that it does not ever have to be used on a battlefield,” Morawiecki added.