NATO starts military exercises in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
NATO’s Multinational Corps Northeast on Monday starts military exercises in Poland codenamed “Compact Eagle 16”, as the force prepares to step up its combat readiness.
The exercises will be held in Szczecin, north-western Poland, with over 500 soldiers taking part.
The manoeuvres will “allow the NATO Corps to achieve high combat readiness, which means shortening its reaction time,” said Major Zbigniew Garbacz of the Corps command.
The Multinational Corps Northeast was created in 1999 and is commanded by Polish, German and Dutch officers.
Soldiers from 25 different countries are now stationed in Szczecin, including troops from Finland and Sweden, which are not NATO members.