US Airforce F-22 Raptor deployed in Poland for training

Two military jet fighters F-22 Raptor, the most advanced and the most expensive jet fighters in the world, have arrived in Łask on Monday to undertake joint exercises with NATO allies.”We continue to be concerned about Russian activity, which is evident (in Ukraine), and has been now for more...

Locked content Szczerski wants more NATO forces in Poland

The minister in the chancellery of the president Krzysztof Szczerski said that NATO should station more troops on its eastern flank. “During the next year we are going to convince our allies to increase the NATO presence in this part of Europe in order to raise the guarantee of safety and make...

NATO bases should be placed in Poland – Duda

“NATO has not noticed Poland’s shift from east to the west,” said the Polish President Andrzej Duda in an interview with the Financial Times. The president argued that NATO treats Poland like a buffer zone in the conflict with Russia and sees Germany as its borderline.  “NATO...

Locked content New leader of NATO corps in Szczecin

German General Manfred Hofmann will take over as the leader of the NATO corps in Szczecin. He will replace Bogusław Smoła, who helmed the corps since 2012. Traditionaly, German and Polish generals, traded this post every three years. Manfred Hofmann is an experienced general who worked in the Bundes...

SZ: Duda breaches the Newport compromise

The German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung  commented on Polish President Andrzej Duda’s idea to increase the number of NATO forces stationed in Poland and the CEE. Duda would like to introduce this change on next year’s NATO summit in Warsaw. The newspaper, argues that this idea breaches the ...

US State Dept: No NATO base in Poland

Though Poland has pushed NATO to establish a permanent base on its soil for the past few months, in light of the escalating Ukrainian crisis, the US State Department has ruled out this possibility.

Bulgaria to service fighter jets in Poland

Bulgaria seeks to cut dependence on Russia and will sign a deal with Poland to service MiG 29 fighter jets, maintained until now in Russia, Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Locked content Canadian soldiers deployed to Poland

About 90 Canadian soldiers have been deployed to Poland as part of a NATO response to increased tensions in central and eastern Europe, Canadian largest private broadcaster CTV informed. Officials say the soldiers are to take part in a series of exercises over the next six months with NATO allies an...

Locked content US will preposition tanks and artillery in CEE

The United States will pre-position tanks, artillery and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, Reuters quoted US Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Carter, during a trip to Tallinn, said the Baltic states, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, as well as Bulgaria, Romania and Poland agreed to hos...

Locked content MSC Chief: US weapons in Poland not a violation

Munich Security Conference chief Wolfgang Ischinger told Deutschlandfunk that positioning American weapons in Poland or the Baltics would not violate NATO -Russia agreements. The agreements, signed in 1997, stated that no new large army units would be introduced, says Ischinger. Ischinger stated tha...