The Polish Minister of Defense, Anthony Macierewicz, expressed hope that the decisions made at the NATO summit will force Russia to withdraw from Ukrainian territories.
"During the NATO summit in Warsaw, a landmark decision will be made. Russia has for a long time thought that it has the right to challenge this decision. We have no reason to discuss something before it is adopted. Once the decision is made, we can start talking about how to keep peace in the world," Anthony Macierewicz said a week before the NATO summit in Warsaw.
"We hope these negotiations will encourage Russia to not only refrain from further aggressive action, but that it will also depart from the territories of Ukraine that were illegally occupied," Anthony Macierewicz said.
On the 13th of June 2016, NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, confirmed the plans of the Alliance to strengthen the eastern flank, placing four battalions in Poland and the Baltic countries.