Russo-Polish enmity gets new friction point: Kremlin says Russia to ensure new U.S. Polish deployment is not a threat
The Kremlin said on Thursday that the Russian military was closely tracking U.S. plans to beef up its forces in Poland and would ensure that any U.S. actions did not threaten Russia’s national security.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was responding to plans unveiled by U.S. President Donald Trump the previous day to deploy 1,000 extra U.S. troops in Poland as well as new surveillance drones, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia.
Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn
Russia is concerned about a U.S. plan to deploy spy drones in Poland, RIA news agency cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying on Thursday.
Sergei Ryabkov also said Washington’s move demonstrated what he called its “aggressive intentions”.
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump promised Polish President Andrzej Duda that he would deploy 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia.
Reporting by Polina Devitt, writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Gareth Jone
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