Skip to comments.Poland reacts to Trump-Putin meeting
Posted on 07/17/2018 1:38:37 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki:
"I look at the latest developments, including Helsinki, where it might have been that one president of our neighboring country (Putin) was pressuring the U.S. president for concessions. But I have not seen any concessions, neither as regards the annexation of Crimea nor the war in Ukraine," Morawiecki said.
"None of the voices that were appearing beforehand as hypothetically possible - concessions by the United States - have materialized. So I don't see where he (Trump) has made any significant concessions.
Poland is the biggest former communist country in both the European Union and NATO, and has called for the alliance to boost its defenses, especially after Russia seized Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.
"NATO's eastern flank needs to be strengthened because Russia's aggressive policy has not, unfortunately, ended," Morawiecki said. "This aggression hasn't diminished in any way. President Trump must have come to the same conclusions."
Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil and has offered up to $2 billion in funding for such a base. U.S. soldiers are now present on its soil through NATO's back-to-back rotation.
Last March, Poland signed its largest arms deal ever, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system for $4.75 billion. Its plan to boost air defenses is aimed at deterring Russia, which has long opposed the formerly-communist countries' integration with NATO.
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Well, I guess Poland’s leadership can be excused for being on the front lines and yet not knowing as much as our Leftists.
Rationality, reason, logic and objectivity.
It’s all too rare these days.
I take back all those Pollock jokes I told as a child.
Seriously, the Poles are a tough bunch.
Loyalty. So rare today. Wish our congress had some......poor weak things
The rest of Europe are idiots and Socialist lovers. THE HELL WITH THEM!
Anyone who doubts that need only look up "King Jan Soebeiski" or "1683 Siege of Vienna".
That was EXACTLY my first thoughts
God bless ‘em, no one’s paid the price over such a long time as the Poles
No wonder they cherish freedom and hate Russia
The crybabies of Western Europe could take lessons from people who’ve lived under oppression
Throw in some Americans and Canadians too
Toughness isn't passed down in the blood. The Poles are good on some ways, but also remember that Poles have no right to self-defense or weapons.
“I take back all those Pollock jokes I told as a child.”
I personally enjoy a good Jackson Pollock joke.
My dad was Slob Slobinski.
I love Poland. Great country.
I'm so confused...
Jackson Pollock was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting....
Being somewhat Polish myself, thanks for saying that.
Wish I could visit Poland.
Perhaps I will, one day.
Winged Hussars bump.
Just read a short article last night about the Poles at the beginning of WWII, how the Russians deported most of them to camps, and the gulags. How they were all put on trains, and the atrocities that occurred on board the trains. Babies being tossed out of the trains if they were sick...same with adults who had died...alot of horrid stuff. And then of course the Katyn massacre that the Russians tried to blame on the Nazis.
My dad worked in the steel mill and he called his best friend The Polock. It was an affectionate nickname for the biggest, kindest man I had ever seen in my young life. You could barely understand a word he said but you always knew his meaning.
I have always had a very warm spot in my heart for the Polish people because of him.
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