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Poland to deploy 17,000 troops to guard eastern border

Warsaw, July 10 (UNI) The Polish army will increase the number of military personnel to guard its eastern border to 17,000, with 9,000 in a rapid border reaction force, Deputy Defence Minister Pawel Bejda said on Wednesday.
"If anything happens at the border, these 9,000 soldiers will reach the border together with their ammunition and weapons within 48 hours," Bejda told a press conference in Warsaw dedicated to the East Shield national defence and deterrence plan.
Currently, there are almost 6,000 Polish military personnel deployed at the border, and ultimately, there will be 8,000 soldiers directly guarding the Polish border, he added.
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