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Poland announces large-scale NATO exercise

Poland announces large-scale NATO exercise In Poland, large-scale NATO exercises have been announced (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

In Poland, starting from Monday, February 12, there will be a significant increase in the movement of military equipment on almost all roads. This is associated with NATO's largest military exercise in decades, Steadfast Defender-24, according to the press service of the Polish General Staff.

According to the General Staff, the movement of military convoys through Poland will be conducted as part of a training exercise. This aims to practice the deployment of allied forces, coordinate cross-border activities, and collaborate with host countries.

The convoys will be escorted and secured by military police and traffic control units of the Polish armed forces.

The General Staff urged Poles not to publish information or photos of military equipment movements, as this could have "negative consequences."

Steadfast Defender-24

In the first half of 2024, NATO is conducting a series of exercises under the overall code name Steadfast Defender-24. Poland will be one of the host countries and will host a significant number of soldiers and equipment from allies.

As part of Steadfast Defender-24, Poland will conduct a national exercise involving armed forces from other countries under the name Dragon-24.

The Polish General Staff emphasizes that such exercises are defensive and not directed against any specific country.