Kremlin Vows "Retaliatory Steps" Against "Aggressive" US Troop, Drone Build-up In Poland

Zero Hedge | 6/12/2019 | Staff
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Russian lawmakers have said the new US-Poland joint declaration unveiled yesterday, which will see 1,000 more US troops sent to Poland from Germany along with military drones, will force the Kremlin to take "retaliatory steps" against what the Russian parliamentary statement called US “further large-scale deployments”.

One lawmaker went so far as to say the Russian military "would make Poland a target in the event of a conflict," according to Reuters.

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Russia's deputy foreign minister also warned of Washington's “aggressive intentions” following Trump's pledge to Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday during a White House visit.

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One Russian official, identified as the deputy head of the upper house of parliament’s international affairs committee, told the Interfax news agency: “In the event of any conflict, God forbid, the territory of Poland would become a clear target for a retaliatory strike, if there was suddenly an attack on us,” as cited in Reuters, while others warned of a new Cuban missile crisis scenario but this time on Russia's border.

Per the Reuters report, one top parliamentary official went so far as to invoke a nuclear scenario:

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