(SkyNews) – Volunteer militias are reporting a surge in new members since the start of the conflict in neighbouring Ukraine.
Poland’s defence minister has told Sky News his country is facing its greatest security crisis since the end of the Cold War.
Speaking from the ministry of defence in Warsaw, Tomasz Siemoniak said they must be prepared for the situation to deteriorate further, and for Russia to expand its ambitions beyond the annexation of Crimea.
“We can see that Russia is going in the direction of restoring the influence it had at the time of the Soviet Union,” Mr Siemoniak said.
“If that is the case then the situation is not over by any means with Crimea and it will move on to the territories of other countries, that will either be targeted by aggression or by some other measures taken by the Russian federation, so we have to be ready.”
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