Warsaw: US military will be stationed in Poland to contain threat from Russia

Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaschak said the US troops will be stationed at six military bases in the East of the country, reports Polskie Radio.

According to him, NATO forces are ready to contain a possible military threat, mainly from Russia.

Blaschak said that Warsaw and Washington will decide on the exact location of US troops in a separate agreement.

Last week, the presidents of the United States and Poland agreed to transfer thousands of American soldiers and a squad of reconnaissance drones to Poland from Germany. Warsaw will build a military airfield for that purpose. US President Donald Trump said that this action will help to protect Poland from possible aggression from Russia. Moscow called these charges as far-fetched, and it was noted that the plans of the US and Poland "escalate military tension" in the region and contradict the agreements of Russia and NATO.

  Poland, USA, NATO