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    Paranoia about imaginary Russian aggression continues to spread across Eastern Europe. Poland decided to make General Marek Tomaszycki the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces in the event that a war breaks out, Ukrainian Independent Information Agency (UNIAN) reported, citing Radio Poland.

    The hysterical decision was first suggested by Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and then approved by President Bronislaw Komorowski.

    "The creation of an opportunity to pick the post of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, who will prepare for his duties beforehand, was one of the key changes introduced by the reforms of the Armed Forces, effective since January 1, 2014," the Polish Bureau of National Security said in a statement, according to UNIAN.

    Thus, Commander-in-Chief Tomaszycki will command the Polish army during a potential war and will take direct orders only from the President, who also shares the important task of protecting the Polish land.

    Before approving the bill, President Komorowski said the decision was to make Poland able to "effectively and quickly respond to potential danger and crisis," UNIAN reported.

    Last week, Komorowski said Poland wants NATO troops to be deployed in his country permanently. According to the Polish President, his country is concerned with "Russian aggression" in Eastern Europe.

    Anti-Russian hysteria in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia is on the rise. On many occasions, NATO unfairly accused Russia of meddling in eastern Ukraine, making claims about Russian troops fighting in Donbass on the side of pro-independence supporters. These claims, however, were never proven to be factual. Moscow consistently denied these false claims and insisted that it is in no way involved in the Ukrainian crisis.

    Despite widespread paranoia and increased military buildup in Eastern Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged last month that Russia is no threat to the Baltic states nor Eastern Europe.    


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