NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US President Donald Trump’s decision to increase US troops in Poland, according to Russian news network.
Stoltenberg said in a tweet on Wednesday, ” I welcomethe US decision to increase the presence of its army in Poland““This strongly demonstrates the US commitment to European security and the strengthening of transatlantic ties” He wrote.
Trump announced hours ago on Wednesday that Washington was moving part of its troops from Germany to Poland.
“We are talking about 2,000 soldiers, and we will move them from Germany to another place,” Trump told a press conference at the White House with Polish President Andrzej Duda.
“We are going to redeploy and we will not send more to Europe,” Trump said. “Our forces have spent a lot of time in Germany, and we will move part of them into Poland. In addition to setting up a US military base in a privileged place in Poland, we have not made a final decision on this. But the facility itself will be world-class. ”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in earlier statements that an increase in the number of US military personnel in Poland would be a violation of the “Russia-NATO” agreement. “This reflects the United States policy of revoking all existing security agreements in the Euro-” Lavrov said.