Two bridges closed, buses on detours. On Saturday, around 3 pm, pilots trained in Warsaw. We will also be able to see their performances on Tuesday during the main celebrations of the Polish Army Day.
“If you are in Warsaw, look at the sky around 14.50, because the pilots of the Polish Army will be training for the parade,” the Ministry of National Defense announced on Twitter on Saturday.
As announced, the machines appeared in the sky above the capital around 3 pm, and they could be observed, among others, resting on the Vistula River. Due to the trial, two bridges were closed: Gdański and Śląsko-Dąbrowski, and buses were diverted.
Parade in Warsaw
At the parade on Tuesday, as announced by the Ministry of Defence, “soldiers of all types of the Polish Armed Forces will present the most modern military equipment”. They will be shown “M1A1 Abrams tanks purchased from the US, K2 tanks and K9 self-propelled howitzers and HIMARS rocket launchers purchased in South Korea, Polish Krab self-propelled howitzers, as well as Patriot air defense systems. Polish-made equipment will include, among others, new Borsuk infantry fighting vehicles , Rosomak armored personnel carriers and Rak self-propelled mortars, Baobab-K minelaying vehicles and Żmija light reconnaissance vehicles. New FA-50s, as well as F-16 multi-role combat aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles will be visible in the sky, “announced in the statement of the Ministry of National Defense.
What difficulties in the capital?
From 3 am to 11 am on Sunday, the Gdański Bridge will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists, and trams and buses will not stop at the stops: Most Gdański 03 and 04 and Wybrzeże Helskie: 01, 02, 03 and 04.
From 6 pm, for the purposes of the dress rehearsal, the parades will be closed to traffic: Wisłostrada (in both directions, including Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie Street above the tunnel) from the North Bridge to the Łazienkowski Bridge; Wisłostrada (western carriageway) from the Łazienkowski bridge to ul. Gagarin; st. Sanguszko; st. Karowa; Lipowa Street; st. Fine from st. Karowa to ul. Lipowa; st. Zajęcza from ul. Dobra to ul. Kosciuszko Coast; st. Tamka from ul. Dobra to ul. Kosciuszko Coast.
Due to the closure of these streets, bus lines 100, 106, 107, 108, 114, 118, 127, 141, 159, 162, 166, 167, 171, 185, 187, 517 and night lines N16, N33, N83. On Tuesday, August 15, there will be a military parade with the participation of about 2,000 soldiers, about 200 pieces of various types of military equipment and 92 aircraft.
August 15 marks the anniversary of Poland’s victorious battle in the war with Soviet Russia in 1920. This day was declared the Polish Army Day in 1923 and remained so until 1947. Since 1992, the Polish Army Day has been celebrated again in mid-August
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