The Polish government are planning to beef up their military presence by calling up around 200,000 people over the course of 2023 for war training.
To achieve this, the Ministry of Defense will act in two ways. Firstly, the 28,580 people who have volunteered and as many as 38,000 active reservists will receive training for two weeks.
Then, the authorities will also call up another 130,000 citizens without any experience. In this case, their training will last for one weekend.
Who is being called up to the Polish army?
Head of the Polish National Recruitment Center, Colonel Miroslaw Brys, explained that the final selection of these 130,000 citizens will be determined by health and age criteria.
In parallel, Poland will add a total of 17,128 new professional soldiers to their ranks by 2023. The overall objective of the country’s strategy is to reach the 250,000 soldiers, as they currently boast 110,000, which is less than half.
The salary of those who enlist is about 1,100 euros per month plus social benefits, while the average salary in the country is 1,186 euros.