The Polish president said on Tuesday that he was ready to pay at least two billion dollars to permanently accommodate US troops.
The United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent US military presence in the NATO country, Donald Trump said on Tuesday and also cleared that he shared Warsaw’s concerns about the risks of Russian aggression.
The US president received his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda at the White House who promised him that if agreed, this US base in Poland would be called “Fort Trump” .
The United States is currently turning its troops into Poland, but a permanent presence would be much more expensive, in terms of accommodation, schooling, and health facilities.
Warsaw ready to participate financially
Warsaw is willing to put up to 2 billion dollars (1.7 billion euros) to finance part of the costs.
Andrzej Duda said a permanent US presence in Poland would be a deterrent to aggressive Moscow.
Donald Trump said he shared the concerns of his counterpart, adding that Russia respected the force and that since coming to power, the United States had strengthened its military capabilities.
“We are examining (the hypothesis of a permanent presence) very closely. I know that Poland really likes this idea and it’s something we’re looking at, yes, ” added the US president.