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Poland requires strengthening of NATO forces presence near borders with Russia

Poland will insist on strengthening of the permanent presence of NATO forces on its eastern border. It was stated by the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski.

Bronislaw Komorowski said that during the NATO summit, which will be held in July 2016, his country would insist on strengthening of the existing permanent presence of NATO forces in Poland, Joinfo.ua reports referring to Polskie Radio.

The Polish leader stressed that Poland would stands it ground in order to not only “save the rotational character of presence of NATO forces in Eastern Europe, but also to strengthen already existing elements of permanent presence of NATO forces on the eastern border” after 2016.

He specified that he was referring to deployment of warehouses with weapons, which will reduce the time for “preparation for effective defensive operation” in case of a threat.

Komorowski also said that Poland would insist that other NATO countries increased their military budgets to 2% of GDP, as Warsaw had done immediately after the last summit of the Alliance in Newport.

It should recalled that on Wednesday, May 27, the Polish parliament decided to raise defense spending to 2% of GDP in 2016. Thus, by 2022 Poland will spend 130 billion zlotys on arms.