Poland’s army has announced that it intends to train 7000 reservists in 2014, though the move ids not related to the Ukraine crisis, a top military brass says.
“The training has nothing to do with the current situation on the international arena,” claimed Lieutenant-Colonel Janusz Lojko.
Last year, about 2680 reserve troops took part in training exercises, after the programme was suspended for three years between 2009 and 2012.
In 2006, as many as 69,000 reservists underwent training, and 45,000 in 2008.
This year’s exercises will last an average of ten days, with a maximum duration of 30 days.
Lojko outlined that the exercises are intended “to familiarise reserve soldiers with their equipment, their commanders and their responsibilities.” (nh)