US troops presently stationed in Poland on a brief foundation will likely be there for “a very long time,” President Joe Biden mentioned on Wednesday. The remark was made in passing following an occasion on the White Home, and Biden didn’t elaborate. Warsaw has requested Washington to completely garrison troops in Poland, however that might technically violate a NATO treaty with Russia.
Polish Radio correspondent Marek Walkuski referred to as out a query about US troops as Biden was leaving the East Room.
“They’ll be there for a very long time,” the US president replied, strolling away.
It’s unknown what number of US troops are presently in Poland, NATO’s primary logistical hub for supporting the federal government within the neighboring Ukraine. In Might, the US ambassador in Warsaw revealed that over 12,600 American army personnel had been within the nation, the biggest quantity in historical past.
Warsaw referred to as for extra NATO forces to be deployed in Poland and the Baltic States in September, as a response to the partial mobilization of reservists in Russia.
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Final month, Polish President Andrzej Duda’s international coverage adviser Jakub Kumoch mentioned Washington ought to completely station troops and even nuclear weapons on Polish territory. Acknowledging that this might straight violate the NATO-Russia Founding Act, Kumoch referred to as the 1997 treaty growth a useless letter, saying Moscow made it void by its “invasion” of Ukraine.
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