Poland wants a permanent presence of thousands of American soldiers on its territory

After the annexation of Crimea by Russia and its support for separatists in Eastern Ukraine Poland concerned about their own safety. On this day, 28 may, said the Minister of defence of Poland Mariusz Blashak, saying that the days spent in Washington negotiating a permanent presence in the country of American troops. Currently, there is a temporary military mission of the United States.

«The result of our efforts was that the U.S. Senate contacted the Pentagon to review that possibility, said Blashek. — This presence is of great importance, as holding back the enemy.»

In Moscow, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov said that the expansion of US military presence in Europe is not conducive to stability on the continent.

«On the contrary, these expansionist actions, of course, lead to counteractions from the Russian side to balance each time to break so the parity,» said Peskov told news Agency «TASS».

According to preliminary information, Poland counts on constant presence of the armored division USA and is ready to invest up to $2 billion in the construction of the necessary infrastructure. A detailed proposal from the Ministry of defence of Poland sent the letter to Congress.

Last week Mariusz Blashak said that some other countries in Central and Eastern Europe would also like to land US troops were on their territory on a permanent basis.