Deputy Prime Minister Kaczynski said Poland “would be pleased” when the US doubled its number of troops in Europe, with half of its forces stationed on the eastern flank of NATO.
“Poland would be satisfied if America increased presence in Europe, from the current 100,000 troops to 150,000 due to increasing aggression from Russia,” Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski said in an interview published in the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. April 3rd.
“Of these, 75,000 troops should be stationed on the eastern flank, for example the border with Russia, another 50,000 in the Baltic countries and Poland,” Kaczynski said. He affirmed that Poland is “open” to the idea of deploying nuclear weapons in the country, but this is not something that is being considered.
Before Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, about 80,000 US troops stationed in Europe. In February, the US deployed about 3,000 troops to “enhance security in Eastern Europe”, of which 2,000 were from the US to Poland and Germany, another 1,000 were redeployed from Germany to Poland.
After the war in Ukraine broke out, NATO sent more forces to the alliance’s eastern flank, including four multinational combat groups sent to Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia in March. More than 315,000 NATO troops are present. at the eight members of the alliance’s eastern flank. NATO has repeatedly asserted that they are only reinforcing the eastern flank, not sending forces in Ukraine.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on March 29 that Russia had for decades stressed to NATO that it was afraid of the alliance expanding eastward, closer to Russia’s borders, but received no response. “Don’t corner us,” warned Mr. Peskov.
NATO members divergent during the war between Russia and Ukraine. The United States has repeatedly publicly announced what it did not do to avoid dragging NATO into conflict with Russia, but some allies consider this to be the wrong policy.
However, NATO officials acknowledge that any wrong response could drag the alliance into direct conflict with Russia, with dire consequences for the whole world.
Nguyen Tien (According to Reuters)
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