By Andy Sullivan and Tyler Clifford
(Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Sunday that he and U.S. President Joe Biden will discuss probably rising U.S. troop presence in Poland and making it more everlasting throughout Biden’s upcoming go to to Warsaw.
“We’re in the method of dialogue with President Biden’s administration about making their (troop) presence more everlasting and rising them,” Morawiecki stated on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“I am very grateful additionally for sending new Patriot programs and different very fashionable weapons and munitions as a result of that is additionally to some extent a proxy for presence of troopers, however after all the 2 go in tandem,” he stated.
Biden will go to Poland over Feb. 20-22 to mark the primary anniversary of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine.
America bolstered its troop presence in Poland forward of the Feb. 24, 2022, invasion and at present has roughly 11,000 personnel on rotation there, in accordance to CBS.
Biden stated final June that the USA would arrange a brand new everlasting military headquarters in Poland in response to Russian threats.
Biden will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Japanese European allies and discuss Ukraine, however has no plans to cross into neighboring Ukraine, in accordance to the White Home.
(Reporting by Andy Sullivan and Tyler Clifford; enhancing by Deepa Babington)