“The decree on the creation of the Polish territorial defense came into force in April. Territorial defense will be the fifth branch of the armed forces of Poland, along with land, sea, air and special forces, ”the military department reminded.
“We expect that territorial defense will be formed from September, its command has already been appointed,”said Matserevich.
According to him, “three brigades from 17 will be ready at the end of 2016-beginning of 2017 of the year, and the whole new type of troops will consist of 35 thousands of servicemen.”
“Soldiers of territorial defense are prepared for real action,” the minister noted. “Some already created units took part in the NATO Anaconda-16 exercises, which are now taking place in Poland,” he added.