US Ambassador Calls Poland ‘Defense Bastion’ Against Russia


WARSAW, Poland – The US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, thinks the country plays a key role in the global strategy of US President Donald Trump, she said in an interview with the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

“There is no doubt that Russia will not give up provocations, which means that Poland must remain the basis of stability in the region,” Mosbacher told the newspaper. “Poland is a kind of bastion in that region that defends it against Russian aggression.

She added that Poland plays a key role for US security. The strengthening of Western Europe generally influences American security, according to the ambassador.

“Poland is strategically important in the security of this region,” she said, “considering that we are in NATO, a strong Poland also means a safer United States.”

In addition, the ambassador spoke about the importance of the Three Seas Initiative project, which brings together 12 European countries around the Baltic Sea, Black Sea and Adriatic Sea. According to the ambassador, the stronger the countries in this union, the better they will be able to withstand the threats in the region.

In September, US President Donald Trump, after bilateral talks with Polish President Andrzej Duda, said his country was considering establishing a permanent military base in Poland and that Warsaw agreed to pay up to $2 billion for the construction of the base, which the Polish leader suggested to call Fort Trump.

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However in November the Polish edition Onet, citing a source, stated that the Americans do not want to set up their military base called Fort Trump in Poland.

“Poland is ready to abandon the original concept of ‘Fort Trump’ in favor of another form of American military presence,” the article writes.

The issue reports that the issue of increasing US presence in the Slavic country is almost solved, sources say, but the impasse lies in the fact that Americans put some conditions on.

According to the portal, “warehouses for weapons and ammunition, and elements of the American command and intelligence structure must be installed in the territory of Poland.”

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