Poland interested in hosting permanent U.S. military basesStaff Writer | June 12, 2018
Poland is interested in hosting U.S. troops on a permanent basis, a senior security official in Warsaw said.
Europe Paweł Soloch heads the National Security Bureau
Soloch told public broadcaster TVP that the presence of permanent US military bases in Poland would be “in the interest of not only Poland, but also other countries in the region."
The prime ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia last week welcomed the idea of a permanent U.S. military base being established in Poland, according to reports.
According to Soloch, not only the three Baltic states, but also countries such as Sweden and Finland are interested in seeing permanent US army bases set up in Poland.
Amid fears of Russian aggression following Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014, NATO decided at a Warsaw summit in July 2016 to deploy four rotating multinational battalions to Poland and the Baltic states. ■