The exercise comes amid allegations by Moscow that Warsaw is trying to occupy western Ukraine.
Poland has announced a massive military exercise, warning the residents of increased traffic and columns of military vehicles moving all over the country. The Polish military said on Thursday that the drills will start on May 1 and continue until the end of the month.
Military vehicles will be found on highways, expressways and national roads, the military said.
The arrival and passage of columns will also be used by the participants of the exercises, i.e. It added that it was not clear which host countries might be involved in the maneuvers, as well as to coordinate cross-border activities, to coordinate cross-border activities, and to cooperate with host nations.
Military vehicles will be moving around the country primarily at night in order to minimize the impact on civilian traffic. Several maneuvers will take place during the day, the military said, urging Polish citizens not to film military columns.
We make an appeal to the public to protect data, especially in the current situation. The military said that if you send such data into the web, you may have a negative impact on the security and defense of the country, and do not publish information and photos showing troop movements and their location, dates and times of travel of military columns, or data on departures and landings of military aircraft.
The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service SVR Director Sergey Naryshkin accused Warsaw of preparing to occupy the western part of Ukraine, which Poland considers to be historically belonging to it. The official said that the reunification of Poland with western Ukraine will come under the pretext of deploying a peacekeeping mission into the country under the pretext of protecting Kiev from Russian aggression.
Naryshkin claimed that Warsaw is about to negotiating the details of the operation with the US government, and that it is set to be executed without a NATO mandate. Poland is looking for other nations to take part in the incursion, but has so far failed to get any allies for its endeavor, the official said. Polish intelligence is said to be looking for Ukrainian politicians to form a pro-Warsaw counterbalance to Ukrainian nationalists.
Poland has denied attempting to annex western parts of Ukraine, dismissing Naryshkin's allegations as an information operation against Poland and the United States, which was intended to cause distrust between Warsaw and Kiev.
For several years the lies about Poland's plans to attack Western Ukraine have been repeated. The campaign was particularly intensified after Russia sacked Ukraine after the invasion of Ukraine, according to Stanislaw Zaryn, Minister-Special Services Coordinator.
Poland is one of the top supporters of Kiev, due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which has made it the primary hub for deliveries of Western weaponry bound for the Ukrainian military. Kiev has supplied Soviet-era military equipment from its own stockpiles.
Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February after Ukraine failed to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German and French Minsk Protocol was designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists that the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied that it was planning to retake the two republics by force.