Nothing changed about planned U.S. missile shield deployment in Poland: PM
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Saturday that the new administration of the United States has told him that nothing has changed with regard to the U.S. planned missile deployment in Poland.
Attending the 45th Munich Security Conference on Saturday, the Prime Minister told PAP that U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told him "very clearly" that nothing had changed as far as the shield project was concerned and that Poland "will surely be the state with whom possible changes are consulted."
"I have the feeling that Poland has become a very important participant in the evolving of a new strategy of NATO," Tusk added.
"Poland is ready to take part in all, also difficult projects, believing that they will confirm defense and prevention capacities of the entire union and not individual states," Tusk was quoted as saying by Polish news agency PAP.
The United States and Poland formally signed in August last year an agreement to deploy parts of the U.S. global missile shield in the East European country.
Russia objects the anti-missile shield plan, warning it will deploy a short-range missile system in its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad bordering Poland, in response to U.S. plans to set up a missile shield in Poland, Xinhua reported.