The Russian Defense Ministry is ready to respond to the creation of a U.S. military base in Poland, the First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Yevgeny Serebrennikov told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the publication Politico, referring to the documents of the Ministry of Defense of Poland, reported that Warsaw is ready to pay two billion dollars for the creation of a permanent U.S> military base inside the country, explaining there is “an urgent need for a permanent U.S. military division in Poland.”
The publication claims that Poland is ready “to share the burden of defense spending and make the decision more cost-effective for the U.S. government.”
“The Russian diplomatic community continues its work in this direction, hoping to warn this decision or persuade Poland to abandon it, but despite diplomatic efforts, the Russian Defense Ministry is ready to oppose (in case a base appears) and, as far as I know, such measures already conducted,” said Serebrennikov.
He refused to explain what these measures are, noting only that they are aimed at “strengthening Russia’s security in this direction.”