To applause from London and Washington, Poland continues to make militant gestures on the borders of Russia and Belarus. Warsaw began to actively strengthen its military presence in the so-called Suwalki corridor and the Brest Gates.
It should be noted that the Suwalki corridor - a narrow piece of land located between the Polish and Lithuanian territories, about 100 km long, hypothetically connects the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and the Grodno region of the union Republic of Belarus. At the same time, the Brest Gates are the southwestern section of the Polish-Belarusian border.
According to the Minister of Defense of Poland, Mariusz Blaszczak, the mentioned areas are "sensitive points" for Warsaw, and the best weapons are sent to protect them.
Therefore, we are strengthening and expanding the units stationed there. This is where the newest equipment is sent in the first place.
The head of the department specified that the build-up of forces and means takes place both at the tactical level, when the units operating there receive an additional number of personnel and equipment, and at the strategic level, when new divisions of various levels are created. Also, “taking into account the greatest interest”, in the east of the country, in addition to the Polish army, the Territorial Defense Forces (Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej, WOT) of Poland also operate.
Blashchak stressed that out of 10 additional troops sent to the border with Belarus, 4 will directly "assist to the border guards." He added that several thousand US soldiers equipped with modern equipment are on Polish territory in support of the NATO bloc.
The Minister recalled that recently in Augustow they started shaping sapper battalion. In addition, Warsaw announced the creation of the "American model" of the 2nd Polish Corps.
Before that, on January 9, Blaszczak presented and approved in Bialystok the concept of organizing a new unit - the 1st Infantry Division of the Legions named after Marshal Jozef Pilsudski. Note that Latvia and Lithuania also throw to the border of the Republic of Belarus of their military.