Poland needs US support: Foreign Minister
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Poland’s new Law and Justice government needs the support of the US and other NATO allies as it presses for a beefed up presence by the military alliance on its eastern flank, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said.
In a piece published by the New York Times on its editorial pages on Tuesday, Waszczykowski said: “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Poland’s eastern neighbour, is a problem” for both Warsaw and Washington.
With Poland preparing to host a NATO summit in July, Waszczykowski reiterated Warsaw’s calls for a permanent presence by the military alliance in Poland.
“Only a meaningful forward presence — including infrastructure, military ground units and advanced defense systems — can give Poland and other allies in the region the level of security we need,” the Polish foreign minister said in his article.
“Such a presence isn’t a radical departure — NATO has already conducted exercises and pre-positioned equipment and vehicles in several Eastern European states,” he added.
“But we need the United States to go further, to take the lead in making a forward presence on NATO’s eastern flank a multinational endeavor.” (pk)
Source: New York Times