Russian Foreign Ministry says risks of U.S. military transfer to Poland

By | August 17, 2020
Russian Foreign Ministry says risks of U.S. military transfer to Poland

The agreed package of measures is fully in line with the recent NATO summits, which have set the course of containing Russia/

The build-up of the U.S. military presence in Poland does not solve the security problem, contributing to the escalation of tensions near Russia’s western borders and increasing the risk of unintentional incidents. This was announced on Monday, August 17, by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, she said that NATO’s assurances about the insignificant and rotational nature of the reinforcements are perceived by the Russian side as nothing more than attempts to distort reality.

“The implementation of the U.S.-Polish agreement will allow qualitatively to strengthen the offensive capabilities of U.S. forces in Poland,” she said.

The agreed set of measures fully corresponds to the installations of the recent NATO summits, which have established a course to deter Russia and create dividing lines in Europe, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.

“The United States once again demonstrates readiness, if required by their own interests, to give up not only commitments within multilateral instruments, but also the opinion of most European states. This completely discredits the statements of NATO officials that the alliance is a security supplier and is interested in reducing tensions in Europe,” she said.

Poland reportedly agreed to an increased U.S. military presence as part of the EDCA Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement.

EDCA will increase the permanent U.S. rotational presence by about one thousand. in addition to 4.5 thousand. U.S. military, which is already present in Poland.