NATO forces and nuclear weapons should be stationed in Poland, president Duda says

28 October 2022, 11:38 PM
Poland (Photo:Karolina Grabowska / Pixabay)

Poland (Photo:Karolina Grabowska / Pixabay)

Poland is looking to participate in NATO’s Nuclear Sharing Program and host additional alliance troops in its territory, Head of the International Policy Bureau in the Chancellery of the President of Poland, Jakub Kumoch told Polish broadcaster Polsat News on Oct. 28.

Kumoch specified the negotiations with NATO on the matter were at a “conceptual” stage, and were precipitated by Russia violating its 1997 pact with the alliance by invading Ukriane.

“In 1997, a pact was signed between NATO and Russia, on the basis of which there is a commitment that no additional permanent NATO forces should be deployed in Eastern Europe,” said Kumoch.

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“...We believe, as President [Andrzej Duda] said at the NATO summit, that this act is dead, Russia simply annulled it with its aggression against Ukraine.”

Nuclear Sharing Program is part of NATO's nuclear deterrence policy, allowing for transfer of nuclear warheads to member states that don’t have their own nuclear weapons.

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