Beata Szydło: Polish army returns to Sądecczyzna

Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydło and the Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak announced that a mountain infantry battalion will be established in Nowy Sącz, which will be part of the 21st  Podhale Rifles Brigade. It will consist of about 370 professional soldiers.

The initiative to bring the army back to Nowy Sącz was taken by the Sądeczanin Association and found wide support among the local communities – 30 thousand signatures were collected regarding this matter. The Deputy Prime Minister stressed that the resolution on this matter was unanimously supported by the regional assembly of the Małopolskie Voivodeship.

Beata Szydło pointed out that the Law and Justice government has been working from the outset to increase people’s sense of security. She added that all the projects to modernise the uniformed services, as well as the government’s migration policy at the EU level, were driven by this.

The Minister of the National Defence stressed that if the Polish Army is to expand, it must return to the places where it had been before and which the army had left. A bigger army equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry is also a guarantee of the international position of our country said Mariusz Błaszczak.

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The building of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister has an interesting history. At the beginning of the 20th century it housed the Cadet Corps. During World War I it served as a hospital. In September 1939 it was bombed, and the parts which were not destroyed (the northern wing and the ground floor) were converted into SS barracks.


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