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Duda convenes Polish Security Council on Ukraine

Duda convenes Polish Security Council on Ukraine Photo: President of Poland Andrzej Duda (Getty Images)

The President of Poland Andrzej Duda has convened a meeting of the country's Security Council to discuss matters related to Ukraine, reports Wiadomości.

According to the National Security Bureau (BBN) of Poland, the meeting is scheduled for 12:30 on Wednesday, December 20, at the Belweder Presidential Palace.

The agenda includes discussions on the security situation, particularly concerning the situation on the front in Ukraine, as well as the potential support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Poland modernizes its Armed Forces

In recent years, Poland has actively pursued a policy of modernizing its military, evident in the acquisition of modern weaponry and the creation or revitalization of combat units.

It is noteworthy that Poland has been actively purchasing various military equipment to strengthen the country's defense. The Telegraph previously reported that Poland aims to build the largest land army in Europe in response to the threat from Russia.

Warsaw has already ordered tanks Abrams and 486 units of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from the United States. Additionally, the Polish government recently reached a deal with Britain worth over $5 billion for the supply of air defense systems. Poland has also deployed a new tank battalion equipped with K2 tanks near the border with Belarus.

Border blockade with Poland

Recall that Polish carriers began a strike at several border crossings with Ukraine in early November. They demand that the EU revoke "transport visa-free" status with Ukraine.

Last week, on Monday, protesters ceased blocking the Yagodin-Dorohusk border crossing. Local authorities initially prohibited strikes at the crossing, but a court later overturned that decision.