In April this year, the U.S. will deploy a thousand more soldiers to the Polish city of Orzysz, Spiegel reported, citing a source in the European headquarters of the U.S. Army in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The deployment of troops will begin in late March from a base in Vilseck, Germany. The equipment sent there will include several armored personnel carriers, self-propelled howitzers and mortars.
The deployment of additional military forces is a result of NATO's decision to strengthen the eastern borders of the Alliance and entails sending battalions to Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.
Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that according to the NATO’s summit decisions and the agreement with Washington, more than six thousand soldiers of the Alliance and the United States will arrive in the country.