Con­cerned for se­cu­rity, Poland of­fers women de­fence train­ing

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Poland’s de­fence min­is­ter has of­fi­cially launched self-de­fence cour­ses for women, say­ing that train­ing by mil­i­tary in­struc­tors will in­crease in­di­vid­ual and national se­cu­rity.

An­toni Macierewicz has re­peat­edly stressed that the na­tion’s se­cu­rity has been threat­ened due to neigh­bour­ing Rus­sia’s as­sertive­ness. He is strength­en­ing var­i­ous forms of national de­fence and re­cently added a new mil­i­tary force, the Ter­ri­to­rial De­fence.

Macierewicz in­sisted yes­ter­day that the no-weapons self-de­fence cour­ses for women have to do with their per­sonal se­cu­rity and not with mil­i­tary de­fence. But he said that well-trained women will con­tribute to national se­cu­rity.

Macierewicz spoke in the cen­tral town of To­mas­zow Ma­zowiecki, where the na­tion­wide cour­ses were launched with train­ing for about 30 women, Pol­ish cit­i­zens aged over 18.

Macierewicz said that thou­sands of women have signed up for such train­ing in 30 cities.

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