Polish President Andrzej Duda has called for an increase in the readiness of NATO forces on the eastern flank due to the security situation around Ukraine’s borders.
The President of Poland noted that Warsaw takes very seriously what is happening near the Ukrainian borders.
“I have invited the Secretary General to increase the readiness of NATO forces in this part of Europe, on the eastern flank, to consider increasing the military presence there, at least within the Air Policing mission, all sorts of observation missions patrolling this eastern part of the North Atlantic Alliance” – he said. Brussels during a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
According to Andrzej Duda, this is necessary in order to show all potential aggressors that NATO is not only ready to defend its member states, but also pays attention to the security of its allies outside NATO.
“We are talking about allies like Ukraine, because today Ukraine’s security is under real threat,” Duda said.
He reminded that since 2014 the occupation of Crimea and part of the territory of two regions in the east of Ukraine has been going on, where shots are heard every day and people die. Duda stressed that, given the information about the transfer of Russian troops to the borders of Ukraine, “this region needs special attention.”
We will remind, the ex-president of the European Council Donald Tusk considers that threat of the Russian invasion in Ukraine for today is a serious problem.