The Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz announced the beginning of a deployment of NATO troops in Poland.
About it reports «Radio Poland».
Macarevich, during a visit to Israel, noted that, in the end, the personnel of the paramilitary battalion group will consist of 1,200 soldiers, including thousands of Americans.
It is assumed that the deployment of allied troops with a dislocation in Ages in the warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship will be completed in January 2017.
The Minister of defence of Poland recalled that Poland will is the command of all battalion groups designed to strengthen the Eastern flank of NATO.
Macierewicz also reported that the American troops that will be deployed in Poland, will be changed every 9 months.
The Minister reminded that in addition to the battalion group in Poland will contain heavy tank brigade U.S., which has four and a half thousand soldiers.
As reported, in late October, U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter said that a battalion of the US army will be transferred from Germany to Poland as part of the expansion of the military presence of NATO forces in Eastern Europe. The head of the Pentagon has reminded that such decision was accepted members of the Alliance at the July summit in Warsaw.
According to Carter, in Poland will be sent to battalion task force, consisting of approximately 900 soldiers from the regiment based in Germany. As said Carter, the us military will arrive in Poland in April 2017 and will be located near the town of Orzysz (Warminsko-Mazurskie province) in the North-East of the country.
Four NATO battalion — one in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland — will be in 2017 located in the bordering countries of Russia on regular bases on a rotational basis, it was noted in the decision of the summit. The presence of allies will be constant, but the personnel will be replaced.
The Polish defense Ministry announced the beginning of the deployment in the country of NATO troops 23.11.2016