More than 12,000 U.S. troops are currently stationed in Poland, but Warsaw and its Baltic allies want more.
The U.S. ambassador to Poland said Thursday that the U.S. currently has 12,600 U.S. military personnel in EU member states, the largest number in history. As NATO conducts massive exercises on the outskirts of Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states have called for more troops, according to documents previously leaked to the media.
“I am very grateful to him for organizing so many American troops on Polish soil. At the moment, there are 12,600 troops in the territory of the Polish Republic. It’s more than ever before in history. “ Polish media quoted Ambassador Mark Brzezinski as saying on Thursday Inspection NATO Defender Europe 22 Military Exercise.
The Polish military described the exercise “A test of the rapid movement of troops and equipment” And Says On Thursday, NATO sent troops from the countries “Rail and road transport practices emphasize water barriers as well.”
The United States does not have a permanent military base in Poland, although Warsaw has long lobbied for one. In an attempt to persuade the previous US president, Pauls even offered to call it quits “Fort Trump.”
There are currently about 100,000 U.S. troops in Europe. NATO members have also sent troops to the alliance “Eastward,” Which runs from Estonia to Romania, when Moscow sent troops to Ukraine in February.
Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia recently asked NATO to deploy about 6,000 troops permanently on each country’s territory, and a 20,000-strong force is ready to deploy in the event of a Russian attack, according to a confidential proposal obtained by the Washington Post. Earlier this week. The four states also want permanent benefits, including pre-determined equipment and supplies for division-sized forces.
“Russia can quickly deploy troops against NATO’s eastern border and fight the alliance through a brief war, and Executed work“ As stated in the document.
Poland is currently NATO’s main logistics base for providing arms and other military assistance to Ukraine. Warsaw has sent more than 200 tanks to Kiev, as well as artillery, fighter jets, drones and ammunition.