Deploying U.S. Troops In Poland Wholly Defensive, Ambassador Says In Riposte To Russia

www.oann.com | 2/12/2019 | Staff
KRZESINY, Poland (Reuters) – A U.S. agreement with Poland to send 1,000 extra troops to the country is a defensive measure needed for its security, the U.S. ambassador to Warsaw said on Monday, replying to accusations from neighboring Russia that the move is aggressive.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge last week to dispatch the troops to Poland was a step sought by President Andrzej Duda because of past Russian aggression against Poland and to help solidify his country’s ties to the West.

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by Russian news agency RIA last week that Washington’s move probably reflected “aggressive” intentions.

Another lawmaker, ex-commander of Russia’s special forces Vladimir Shamanov, said he was concerned that the U.S. drones could be capable of carrying nuclear weapons at some point.

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“what we’re talking about is merely defensive, (making) a country enabled to defend its borders”.

“And history is proving, particularly here in Poland, that (a country) has to be very careful with regard to its neighbors and be able to defend itself,” she told Reuters in an interview while visiting a military base in western Poland where U.S. F-16...
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