Poland plans to move around 10,000 troops to border with Belarus
as political tensions continue
Poland has said it plans to move around 10,000 troops to its border with Belarus amid heightened political tensions in the former Soviet country.
The defence ministry said the troops will be deployed as part of ongoing exercises and will participate in simulated combat operations to promote cooperation and mutual understanding between the countries.
Poland has expressed its support for the mass anti-government protests that have swept Belarus in response to the contested presidential election held in August.
Polish and Belarusian forces will reportedly conduct joint exercises ahead of the troops’ deployment. There has been no confirmation as to how long the exercise will last.