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Ambassador hails Biden's plan to boost US troop presence in Poland

01.07.2022 17:00
The US ambassador to Warsaw, Mark Brzezinski, has hailed plans for an enhanced US troop presence in Poland, referring to President Joe Biden's recent commitment to establish a permanent US Army headquarters in this country as a bulwark against an aggressive Russia.
Mark Brzezinski
Mark Brzezinski PAP/Radek Pietruszka

"President Joe Biden's commitment on Wednesday to establish a US Army command post in Poland is the realization of a long-held dream which would send a clear signal of deterrence to Russia," Brzezinski said.

"Its significance is that it is the first permanent US force on NATO’s eastern flank," he added.

Speaking at the US embassy ahead of America’s 4th of July Independence Day celebration, Brzezinski praised Poles for welcoming millions of Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of their country.

“President Biden wanted me to share with you at this celebration how impressed he is with the humanitarian response in Poland to the refugee crisis," Brzezinski said on Thursday.

"It is more than just a welcome of the refugees," he added. "It is an inspired sense of solidarity with what the people of Ukraine are experiencing."

Radio Poland's Michał Owczarek has the story.

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