Supplies of military vehicles from the United States will begin next year. Poland intends to pay $23 billion for the tanks.
Warsaw will station Abrams tanks, purchased in the United States, on the border with Belarus. The question is about the M1A2 Abrams SEP v3 modification. It is planned to place 250 military vehicles on the border. Polish National Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak told this, reports Polskie radio.
“250 of the most modern tanks will be placed in the east of our country. This will contribute to strengthening security in Poland,” the minister said.
Under the agreement, Washington is to deliver 250 tanks to Warsaw. Deliveries will start in 2022. American tanks will cost $23 billion for Poland.
Blaszczak also says that the migration pressure on the Polish-Belarusian border has not ceased. However, the decision to extend the state of emergency has not yet been taken.
“Migration pressure on the Polish-Belarusian border has not stopped, we can even say that it is more. 85 kilometers of the 2.5-meter fence has already been built… But this is a temporary structure, undoubtedly, preventing hybrid activities carried out by the Belarusian side. There are terrorist threats, we are prepared for that,” said Mariusz Blaszczak.
Meanwhile, Belarus intends to deploy S-400 on the border with Ukraine. “They are starting to heat us up from the south,” so “we will have to close this perimeter as well,” says Lukashenko.