The transfer of part of the US troops from Germany to Poland will be a “strong signal” for Russia, US President Donald trump said on June 24 at a press conference following a meeting with Polish leader Andrzej Duda in Washington.
Trump noted that Warsaw is ready to accept an additional US military contingent, as well as pay for the deployment of military personnel. In addition, Duda himself asked not to withdraw the us military from Europe for the “safety” of Europeans.
The US President stressed that this gesture will be a “strong signal” for Moscow, but Washington still expects to normalize relations.
“Despite all this, we expect to get along with Russia, get along with everyone,” Trump.
In early June, Donald trump promised to reduce the number of American troops in Germany due to the fact that Berlin, in his opinion, does not pay enough for the deployment of the military. It was noted that the contingent may be reduced from 35 thousand to 25 thousand people.
At the same time, the Democrats introduced a bill in Congress calling for preventing the withdrawal of the military from Europe, as this would allegedly expose the Europeans to a threat from the Russian Federation.
On June 18, the Russian Embassy in Washington called on the US to stop intimidating Americans and Europeans with a non-existent “Russian threat”.