Andrzej Duda at the NATO summit on may 25, 2017
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda going to ask to increase the number of us troops in the country American leader Donald trump. It is reported SE.pl.
“We’re going to talk mostly about economic issues and security issues. In addition, the presence of American troops in Poland. It would be nice if we had more,” said Duda, in an interview.
Visit Donald trump in Poland is scheduled for July 6, 2017.
24 may it was reported that the Pentagon has not abandoned the intention to place in the Polish village of redzikowo missile defense system (NMD). As told the Director of operations of the Agency ABOUT the U.S. Department of defense Gary Pennett, the transfer of the system to the location that is on schedule “for delivery in 2018”.
As part of operation Atlantic Resolve to strengthen the Eastern flank of NATO to Poland in January of 2017 has arrived the first group of soldiers of the armored brigade of the United States. Only the Pentagon had planned to deploy in Poland 3.5 thousand people, more than 400 units crawler and about 900 — wheeled vehicles, including 87 tanks, 18 self-propelled howitzers and 400 cars.
At the NATO summit in July 2016 it was decided to deploy a few thousand troops to Poland and the Baltic countries, as these countries feel “threatened by Russia”. The Bundeswehr manages the connections of the Alliance in Lithuania, the US army in Poland, British in Estonia.
Moscow has repeatedly stated that he sees the approach of the troops of the North Atlantic Alliance to the borders of the country as a security threat. January 12, the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the deployment of American forces in Poland is a direct threat to Russia’s interests.