President Andrzej Duda will pay a working visit to the Maritime Operations Centre and the 3rd Ship Flotilla in Gdynia on Thursday, the National Security Bureau said. It added that the president was expected to see an assessment of the current situation in the Baltic Sea, including in the context of the Russian naval forces exercises that have begun.
BBN’s Twitter reported, “Polish President Andrzej Duda will pay a working visit to the Maritime Operations Centre and the 3rd Flotilla of Ships in Gdynia today”.
It added that the President would be presented with “an assessment of the current security situation in the Baltic Sea, also in the context of the exercises of the naval forces of the Russian Federation, which began yesterday”.
As reported by Reuters – following the Russian defence ministry – on Wednesday, the Russian Navy began exercises in the Baltic Sea with the participation of, among others, 30 ships and 30 aircraft. Around 6,000 troops are taking part in the manoeuvres.
It was noted that during the exercises, measures would be developed to protect sea routes, transport troops and military cargo, as well as coastal defence. In total, more than 200 combat tasks are planned. After their completion, the ships will return to their permanent bases.
No date was given for the end of the manoeuvres.