Ukraine’s neighbor Poland wants more US military presence in Europe. Jaroslaw Kakzinski, leader of the country’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PIS), said his country would welcome a 50 percent increase in the number of US troops stationed in Europe in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Qatar-based Al Jazeera reported the news in a report on Sunday.
Speaking to the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Jaroslaw Kaczynski said: “Poland would be happy if the Americans increased their presence in Europe from one million to one and a half million because of the growing Russian aggression. In that case, 75,000 troops should be deployed to the east, on the Russian border. In addition, 50,000 troops should be deployed in the Baltic states and Poland.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that Russia is desperate to occupy the east and south of his country. In a video message late Saturday night, he said, “What is the goal of the Russian army now? They want to establish their rule in eastern and southern Ukraine. And what is our goal? To protect our freedom, our territory and ourselves. ‘