NATO Ally ‘Ready’ to Station Nuclear Weapons

( – President of Poland Andrzej Duda revealed that he had discussions about letting nuclear weapons be deployed on Polish soil during his recent visit to the US. This statement confirms the ongoing talks regarding NATO’s Nuclear Sharing Program with European countries.

While there’s no official confirmation, it’s widely known that US nuclear weapons are stationed across European bases. These include Germany, Belgium, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Italy.

Under the current arrangements for sharing US nuclear weapons, countries that do not have them would still be able to host and participate in exercises involving nuclear weapons deployed in Europe. This serves to enhance NATO’s security measures.

During his visit to the US, Duda discussed this issue with White House officials and met with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He emphasized Poland’s readiness to host nuclear weapons if NATO decides to reinforce the security of its Eastern Flank. Duda cited ongoing Russian militarization in nearby Kaliningrad and Belarus, which is also hosting nuclear missiles from Russia.

He also reiterated Poland’s commitment to increase defense spending to 4% of GDP, highlighting the mutual interests between Poland and the US in ensuring that NATO can strike back if need be.

However, opinions within Poland are extremely conflicting. The previous government favored participation in the nuclear sharing program, while the current ruling party is more cautious. Tomasz Siemoniak, the former minister of defense of Poland, also had reservations about the country being used as a nuclear host. He suggested it could make Poland a direct target if any war were to happen.

These talks coincide with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s warning about the increasing threat of nuclear war, attributing it to Western support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin also cautioned against US nuclear tests, suggesting Russia would respond. Duda’s remarks regarding US nuclear weapons in Poland were covered by Russian media, but the Kremlin has not yet released an official statement on the matter.

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