US President Donald Trump and Polish leader Andrzej Duda signed a joint Declaration on expanding cooperation in the field of defense. US News reported regarding the text of the document.
The agreement says the countries will continue to work to expand “American defense and deterrence capabilities in Poland.” The document assumes that about a thousand American soldiers will go to Poland in addition. Also, the countries are discussing the deployment of an armored brigade combat team on Polish territory.
Trump stressed that the strengthening of the US military presence in Poland is not associated with a possible threat from Russia.
On August 30, Polish national defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said that Warsaw had agreed with the United States on six new locations for American troops.
Also in June, it became known that Washington will place a squadron of American reconnaissance and strike drones MQ-9 on Polish territory. Moscow said the decision escalates tensions in Europe and violates agreements between Russia and NATO.