Weimar Triangle initiates special military unit
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish, French and German soldiers will join forces to create a special military unit, following the signing of an agreement in Brussels.
The so-called Weimar Combat Group (Weimarska Grupa Bojowa) will comprise of 1,700 soldiers, and is due to be be fully operational in 2013.
According to Major General Janusz Bojarski, Polish representative for the NATO military committee and the EU, the unit will be a strategic reserve of the EU, capable of taking up rapid response tasks.
“They will be appointed to perform any operations that might arise,” he revealed to Polish Radio. “The combat group could be activated in practically every crisis which the European Union finds itself in,” he continued.
“Such a situation could arise today or tomorrow, we cannot know when, but we must have some military instrument which will allow us to react to crisis situations,” Bojarski commented.
The unit takes its name from the Weimar Triangle, a political grouping of France, Germany and Poland that was formed in 1991 following the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
Following the signing of the agreement, specifics will now be finalised by experts from the three countries in question. (nh/jb)