Russia to reinforce western border as US plans to deploy more troops in Poland

Russia to reinforce western border as US plans to deploy more troops in Poland
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Russia will reinforce its troops at the country's western border as a response to US plan to send additional troops to Poland, Vladimir Dzhabarov, the deputy chairman of the Russian upper house's foreign affairs committee said on Monday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Russia would reinforce its troops at the country's western border, Vladimir Dzhabarov, the deputy chairman of the Russian upper house's foreign affairs committee, announced.

He stressed that Russia would retaliate if it faced an attack from the Polish territory.

"Poland seems not to understand this. Perhaps, it wants to be someone's military base ... In the meanwhile, US troops deployment will not anyhow contribute to the Polish security", Dzhabarov went on to say.

The move comes after Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced that Warsaw would provide the United States with six locations, mainly on the country's eastern border, stationing additional troops.

"As part of the agreement, we decided that there would be six locations in Poland for stationing troops", Blaszczak told the Polish Radio.

According to the minister, the locations will be determined in accordance with bilateral arrangements.

"We [Poland] will be involved in decision making. I am active. I make proposals and discuss the details. It is important to strengthen the eastern flank of NATO, and consequently, the eastern flank of our country, in order to deter a possible aggressor, and we are focusing on that", he added.

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