Locked content Schetyna becomes new head of PO

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Grzegorz Schetyna, has become the only candidate in the bid for the leadership of the Civic Platform (PO) party, who lost the general election on October 25. Schetyna’s only challenger, Tomasz Siemoniak, a former Defense Minister, stood down from the race, a...

Locked content Czesław Kiszczak’s funeral without honours

Minister of Defense, Tomasz Siemoniak said that communist era internal minister Czesław Kiszczak will be buried without official military honors and won’t be given a burial plot at Warsaw’s historic Powązki Cemetery, where the Alley of Merit is located. “The funeral will not be attended ...

Army to scrutinize Nazi train

Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak has approved a motion submitted by the Lower Silesian Governor to have the area where the Nazi Gold train is allegedly located checked by the army.

Chinese military ships to dock in Polish ports

Poland and China are deepening their military ties. Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak signed with the Chinsese government an agreement, in line which, the Chinese navy ships will dock in Polish ports for the first time ever, Polish Radio reported.

Domestic industry to deliver drones for Polish Army

The Polish government plans to purchase 350 unarmed drones and MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) drones for the Polish army.  The bid for the unarmed drones will be offered only to domestic producers, the media reported. The entire program is estimated to be worth nearly PLN 3 billion.

Locked content Poland to establish Home Guard

Tomasz Siemoniak, Poland’s deputy Prime Minister and the defense minister has signed a “Conception for improving the operation of the National Armed Forces,” according to which the Polish army is to be reformed within eight years, Rzeczospolita daily reported on Thursday. The proje...

Locked content Siemoniak: cooperation with Ukraine strategic, Russia “threatens...

Intensive military drills, more funds, more skilled reservists and cooperation with pro-defense organisations – these are the plans aiming to strengthen Poland’s defense system according to the Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak. Amid “the threat caused by the Eastern neighbor,” the...

Locked content Siemoniak assures Poles, plays down hawkish attitudes

Minister of Defence, Tomasz Siemoniak was interviewed by TVN24 on the current state of affairs in defense issues. “Poland is not threatened by an attack, we are a NATO member and we should do everything to take care of our own security,” Poland’s defence minister was quoted as saying by Polish...