This was announced by the newly appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, Wiesław Kukula, at the Nowa Demba training ground in the south-east of Poland. transmits Ukrinform.
According to him, Dragon-24 will be the largest exercises of ground forces in Europe next year.
“Altogether, about 20,000 people will take part in them: 15,000 servicemen of the Polish army and 5,000 servicemen from individual NATO countries, primarily the USA and Great Britain,” Kukula said.
Units of the ground forces of the Armed Forces of Poland, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Slovenia and Albania are to participate in the Dragon-24 exercises. These exercises will be the largest on NATO’s eastern flank in more than 10 years.
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