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Poland Asks for US Troops in the Exchange of Funds

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Poland has asked for the permanent stationing for American military troops in a meeting with U.S. officials on Monday. Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has recently held talks in Washington about having U.S. troops presence in Poland on permanent basis instead of rotational, temporary and open ended-mission, which is the current situation.

The concern has risen out of the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. Russia’s support for separatist in Ukraine is being perceived as hostile by Poland.

“On the contrary, these expansionist steps, certainly, result in counteractions of the Russian side to balance the parity which is violated every time this way,” Peskov said, according to Russian news agency Tass.

But according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, the presence of U.S. military troops near Russia’s border “certainly does not contribute to security and stability on the continent in any way”.

“On the contrary, these expansionist steps, certainly, result in counteractions of the Russian side to balance the parity which is violated every time this way,” Peskov said, according to Russian news agency Tass.

From Poland’s side, the need is for permanent deployment of U.S. armoured division in the exchange of $2 billion offering for building infrastructure.

The decision is also supported by other countries in the region who would like to see US land forces stationed in the area. U.S. and NATO troops have already been deployed to Poland last year as security assurance.

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