Duda commented on the historic decision to deploy the US military headquarters in Poland

The President of Poland stressed that this revolutionary decision by NATO would signal the containment of Russia.

Duda commented on the revolutionary decision of NATO \ photo UNIAN
Duda commented on the revolutionary decision of NATO \ photo UNIAN

Polish President Andrzej Duda hailed the US decision to deploy the military headquarters of the 5th Army on Polish territory as the fulfillment of a long-held dream.

According to him, this will strengthen the security of Poland, sending a clear message about the containment of Russia, reports the Voice of America .play video

Recall, President Joe Biden said at the NATO summit in Madrid that the United States will build up its forces and weapons throughout Europe and establish a new permanent military headquarters in Poland in response to potential threats from Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.

“This is news that we have been waiting for a long time,” Duda said at a press conference. “This is a fact that greatly enhances our security … in the difficult situation we are in.”

Ever since Russia annexed Crimea, Poland has seen an increase in NATO troops on its eastern flank as vital to the security of Central Europe in the face of growing Russian aggression. Poland has long sought to establish a permanent US military base on its territory.

“What seemed impossible to many is now becoming a fact,” Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz tweeted. “We have a permanent US presence in Poland… This is also a clear signal to Moscow.”

Previously, there were about 4,500 US troops in Poland, both within NATO and on a bilateral basis, mostly deployed in the west of the country on a rotation basis. Following the start of Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine, Washington sent additional troops and equipment to Poland on a temporary basis, and in June NATO said that 11,600 troops from other countries are currently stationed in Poland, including forces from other NATO members, in particular the UK.

As UNIAN reported earlier, during the  NATO summit  in Madrid today, US President Joe Biden officially announced the expansion of the American military contingent in Europe in response to the Russian attack on Ukraine. This is the largest restructuring of the European security system since the end of the Cold War. 

On June 25, the  Polish authorities  announced that at the NATO summit in Madrid  they would ask for the deployment  of an alliance brigade combat group in the country. And on June 11, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the countries  on NATO ‘s eastern flank were  counting on more  US troops in that part of Europe.

(C)UNIAN 2022

5 comments

  1. The strategic genius of Putin, strengthened and increased NATO membership all on his own.

    • And Poland borders mafialand at Kaliningrad and Belarus. Yeah I’d say that is a very strong, clear message. Better yet, pull everything out of Germany and France and move them to Poland, Scandinavia and the Baltics.

      • Now the Baltic Sea is a NATO lake. If he says pretty please, we might let him send supplies to Kaliningrad. 😂

        • I would bet if the roles were reversed Putler would probably inspect every ship that moved in that lake. Besides that, I don’t hear the people of Kaliningrad complaining…

  2. “Polish President Andrzej Duda hailed the US decision to deploy the military headquarters of the 5th Army on Polish territory as the fulfillment of a long-held dream.”

    This is a very good decision. Poland certainly has shown its determination to stand against putler and mafia land, other than putler’s lapdog, Germany.

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