Poland Announces Defense Spending Hike

“The war in Ukraine makes us arm ourselves even faster. That is why, this year, we will make an unprecedented effort: 4 percent of [gross domestic product] for the Polish Army,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on January 30.

This decision means that as a proportion of its economy, Poland is spending more money than the United States on its defense. Poland was already the third-highest nato spender at 2.4 percent. This decision will make it the highest spender.

This is just the latest instance of Poland making significant purchases to bolster its military:

  • $1.4 billion deal for 116 Abrams tanks from the U.S. this month
  • Another 250 Abrams tanks purchased last year
  • 48 fighter jets and nearly a thousand tanks from South Korea

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is frightening Europe into dramatic action.

The Trumpet said: “We have been prophesying for around 70 years that Eastern Europe would become a vital part of a new European superpower—a resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire,” Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote in his 2014 article “The Crimean Crisis is Reshaping Europe.” “This prophecy is directly related to the Crimean crisis! The fear you see in Europe because of events in Crimea is going to cause 10 leaders in Europe to unite in a sudden and dramatic way—and in precise accordance with the Bible’s description of that European empire!”

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is speeding those events up even more.