WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump mentioned on Wednesday he’s contemplating sending 2,000 U.S. troops from Germany to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to discourage potential aggression from Russia.
“We’re speaking about it,” Trump instructed reporters within the Oval Workplace as he met with visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda.
America already has troops in Poland as a part of a 2016 settlement with the NATO navy alliance in response to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Poland’s jap neighbor Ukraine in 2014.
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Trump mentioned the US has upwards of 50,000 troops in Germany and mentioned 2,000 of them could possibly be despatched to Poland. He mentioned Poland goes to be spending some huge cash on a navy facility for the troops.
He additionally mentioned he hopes Russia “will deal with Poland with respect.”
“They get damage sadly too usually,” Trump mentioned of the Poles. “They’re in the course of every thing. When dangerous issues occur it looks like Poland is the primary one…I hope that Russia and Poland and Germany are going to get alongside,” mentioned Trump, who has usually been criticized by Democrats for being too near Russia and President Vladimir Putin.
The U.S. president mentioned he thought he would journey to Poland sooner or later, however no dates had been set but. Duda has mentioned he would unveil a deal this week to bolster the U.S. safety presence in Poland.