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Trump to increase presence of U.S. troops in Poland amid talks with Duda

Source : 112 Ukraine

The head of the White House believes it "sends a strong signal to Russia"
10:42, 25 June 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint press conference with Poland's President Andrzej Duda
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, have announced a possible increase in the U.S. military presence in Poland. They reported it at a joint press conference at the White House, which was broadcasted by the Trump administration on Twitter.

"We are going to be reducing our forces in Germany. Some will be coming home and some will be going to other places. Poland would be one of those other places," Trump said.

Poland's Duda called it a “very reasonable decision” and stated that he had asked Trump not to withdraw US troops from Europe because Europe's security was very important to him.

Related: Germany criticizes Trump's statement on withdrawal of US troops

The head of the White House noted that the deployment “sends a very strong signal to Russia."

The parties have also confirmed the preparation of a bilateral agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland.

As we reported earlier, Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Russia would see Poland as a threat if NATO facilities were deployed in that country.

"As a country ready to provide its territory for the military infrastructure of third countries or for an organization such as the North Atlantic Alliance, this poses a threat to us," Peskov said.

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