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Poland welcomes "establishment of US military base"

Poland welcomes “establishment of US military base”

Warsaw – Reuters
Poland on Wednesday praised US President Joe Biden’s promise to build a military base on its soil to make a long – awaited dream come true.
At the NATO summit in Madrid on Wednesday, Biden said the United States was strengthening its forces and equipment across Europe and establishing a permanent military headquarters in Poland to counter threats from Russia following Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.
Since Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine in 2014, Poland considers the increase in forces in the western part of the alliance important in ensuring the security of Central Europe in the face of Russia’s growing trend of domination and influence. Permanent U.S. military base on its soil.
“This is the culmination of a long and intense negotiation on this issue, which is a clear signal that Americans in Poland want to increase their presence and do not want to reduce it,” said Jacob Komok, Poland’s foreign policy adviser. President.
“Something that seemed impossible to many has come true today,” Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Zidak wrote on Twitter.
“Permanent US presence in Poland is a clear signal to Moscow,” he added.
Biden visited Poland in March, where he said US forces were “in the middle of a war between democracies and oligarchs.”
The Kremlin has criticized Jaroslav Kaczynski, Poland’s ruling party leader, for saying that Warsaw would be open to the idea of ​​stationing US nuclear weapons on its soil in April and would welcome a 50 percent increase in US forces in Europe.