Poland worries about Russia, rushes to purchase 60 F-35s, and more than 2,000 MBTs

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Poland has helped and provided Ukraine with a large amount of weapons and equipment, directly going against Russia, and finally got itself into a big trouble. On September 8, Polish Deputy Defense Minister Marcin Ochepa said in an interview with the “Poland Daily” that Poland believes that there is a risk of war with Russia within the next 3-10 years, and Poland needs to use this time to arm itself. Ochepa said that Poland has a huge risk of war with Russia, we will face this problem in the next 3-10 years, and when the war will break out will depend on how the conflict in Ukraine ends. Poland need to arm itself with all types of best military equipment as soon as possible.

Just after the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Poland became one of the most active free military support providing countries to Ukraine. A large amount of weapons and ammunition provided by Poland to the Ukrainian Armed Forces has even exceeded that of Western countries such as France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Almost all of war preparation materials, including weapons and ammunition provided to Ukraine by western countries is transported to Ukraine through Poland.

According to official information provided by the Polish Ministry of Defense, in addition to continuing to strengthen cooperation with the United States Military and NATO, Poland will also purchase at least 60 F-35 Lightning II Stealth Fighters and more than 2,000 Main Battle Tanks including the US M1A2 Abrams in the next 3 years. Plus Poland also plans to purchase 5,000 armoured combat vehicles, more than 1,800 heavy artillery guns and rocket launchers, and more than 200 AH-64E Apache Guardian and Black Hawk Helicopters. In addition, Poland will also build 20 military airfields, and thousands of kilometres of trenches, and dozens of combat ready warehouses along with border with Belarus.

After the drastic changes in Eastern Europe, Poland not only took the lead in breaking away from the Warsaw Pact and joining NATO, but also actively acted as a bridgehead and vanguard for the United States against Russia. They are still very active and excited in terms of public opinion, and unknowingly become the target and target of Russia’s upcoming priority strikes. Russia has long said that Poland unconditionally facilitates the stationing and deployment of missiles by the U.S. military and openly opposes Russia. In fact, it has touched the bottom line of Russia’s tolerance. If Poland does not calm down or restrain its own behavior, one day it will be down for its own ignorance and will pay the price.

Poland worries about a potential war with Russia

On September 7, Polish Deputy Defense Minister Marcin Ociepa (Marcin Ociepa) said in an interview with the national media that in the next 3 to 10 years, Poland faces a “great risk” of war with Russia and should use the Armaments are being strengthened during this time.

According to the Russian Satellite News Agency and the Lebanese “Square” TV (Al Mayadeen), Ochepa made this statement in an interview with the “Polish Daily”. He also said that the potential military conflict between Poland and Russia will be related to the outcome of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Ochepa pointed out that Poland expects that Russia will need to use 3 to 10 years to restore its military potential, during which Poland will promote the comprehensive modernization of the military regardless of cost. “Our task is to find this money and use it. 

Poland will raise defence spending to the equivalent of 5% of GDP, ruling party chairman Jarosław Kaczyński has announced. That would be by far the highest relative level of spending in NATO at current levels.

“We take security issues seriously,” said Kaczyński during a speech in the town of Płock. “We will [soon] devote 3% of GDP to defence, and over time that will be 5%.”

That would make Poland NATO’s third biggest relative spender based on 2021 data, behind only Greece (3.82%) and the United States (3.52%). Should Kaczyński’s 5% pledge come to fruition, Poland would top the list by some distance at current levels.

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