Polish Press Agency
March 15, 2023

Polish army must have sufficient deterrent power says PM

Poland’s army must be strong enough to deter potential attacks, Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish prime minister said on Sunday.

Morawiecki made the statement as he and Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak met with participants in the “Train with Nato” project at the 1st Warsaw Armoured Brigade site in Warsaw’s district of Wesola.

The project is a special edition of military training for civilians marking the 24th anniversary of Poland joining Nato.

“Poland is part of Nato, the strongest military alliance in the history of the world. That is why we are safe,” Morawiecki said.

He added that exercises under the “Train with Nato” project are organised by those who took part in military missions.


In March 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a new Homeland Defence law to increase the size of the Polish army to 300,000 and to raise defence spending to at least 3 percent of GDP in 2023.

In late January, 2023 Morawiecki said that Poland plan to spend as much as 4 percent of its GDP on defence this year which may be the most ambitious among all Nato member states.