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US military column enters Poland

24 march 2015 | 11:45

The country will conduct the first exercise for its reservists

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The US military from Dragoon Ride also pass through Lithuania
The US Dragoon Ride column of armored vehicles has arrived to Poland, while returning to a base in Germany through Eastern Europe.

The column is equipped with more than forty pieces of military equipment, passing through the Baltic States, Poland and the Czech Republic, reports Deutsche Welle referring to the AP.

The march is carried out in frames of the military exercises "Atlantic Resolve," which purpose is to demonstrate the support of NATO to Eastern Europe during the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

At the same time Poland has announced about the start of military training for reservists. Several hundred soldiers were sent notices calling to immediately report to their military unit.

This year, the training will involve 12,000 people, according to the Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

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At the same time, General Boguslav Patsek stressed that these maneuvers are not related to the situation in eastern Ukraine.

Last time similar studies took place in Poland was seven years ago.

Earlier, the US air defense Patriot complexes were placed near Warsaw during the Polish-American military exercises.

Source: Deutsche Welle

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