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Poland to spend billions on defence: report

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Paweł Kononczuk 24.08.2017 12:38
Poland will spend an extra PLN 200 billion (EUR 47 billion, USD 55 billion) on defence over the next 15 years to modernise its armed forces, a news agency has reported, quoting a Polish deputy defence minister.
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The plan comes amid signs of a growing threat from Russia and is part of efforts to increase defence spending steadily to reach 2.5 percent of GDP by 2032, Poland’s deputy defence minister Tomasz Szatkowski told the Reuters news agency.

Poland wants to increase the size of its army nearly twofold and revamp the equipment, Szatkowski, the architect of Poland’s new national “defence concept,” told Reuters.

He also said that the spending plans are realistic and have no parallel in “the history of Polish defence planning.” (str)

Source: Reuters, PAP

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