Americans to increase military contingent in Poland

The US and Poland have completed negotiations, following which an additional 1,000 US troops will be sent to Poland. This was stated by the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper.

“The US and Poland have completed negotiations on an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The agreement will allow for an increased permanent presence of approximately 1,000 troops”, – Esper said in a written statement.

There are already 4,500 American troops in Poland on a rotational basis, he recalled.

Also, the agreement will allow “to strengthen the containment of Russia and strengthen NATO”, said Esper in a statement.