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US envoy says there will be more American troops in Poland

21.06.2020 18:00
The US ambassador to Warsaw has assured that plans for deploying more US troops on Polish soil are being worked out.
US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher.
US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher.Photo: A. Mitura / MSWiA / flickr / public domain

Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher has responded to the claims made by former US national security adviser John Bolton in his forthcoming book.

In his tell-all memoir, The Room Where It Happened, Bolton alleges that US President Donald Trump did not remember agreeing to a military base in Poland under the name 'Fort Trump.'

Georgette Mosbacher called the fragment "a mischaracterization," explaining that "the name 'Fort Trump' was never a reality."

The US envoy said in a Twitter post dated June 21: "What is a reality is the defense cooperation agreement that both presidents signed. It’s on track and on schedule."

https://twitter.com/USAmbPoland/status/1274685106771439616

"There will be more U.S. troops in Poland," she said in the tweet.

US military presence in Poland

The Polish and US presidents in 2019 signed a declaration under which America was to station around 1,000 extra troops in Poland, a staunch military ally.

Last week it was announced that Polish President Andrzej Duda and US leader Donald Trump will meet at the White House on Wednesday, June 24.

Duda's trip to Washington is likely to coincide with Trump’s plans to announce an increase in the number of US forces stationed in Poland, according to media reports.

On Saturday, Trump confirmed plans to reduce the number of US soldiers in Germany, saying that Berlin didn't spend enough on defence.

It has been speculated that some of those troops could be moved to Poland.

(ał)

Source: US Embassy, IAR, Reuters