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Poland interested in hosting permanent U.S. military bases

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Poland is interested in hosting U.S. troops on a permanent basis, a senior security official in Warsaw said.

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Paweł Soloch, who heads the Polish president’s National Security Bureau, said his country was eyeing becoming “a hub for the presence of American troops in Europe.”

Soloch told public broadcaster TVP that the presence of permanent US military bases in Poland would be “in the interest of not only Poland, but also other countries in the region."

The prime ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia last week welcomed the idea of a permanent U.S. military base being established in Poland, according to reports.

According to Soloch, not only the three Baltic states, but also countries such as Sweden and Finland are interested in seeing permanent US army bases set up in Poland.

Amid fears of Russian aggression following Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014, NATO decided at a Warsaw summit in July 2016 to deploy four rotating multinational battalions to Poland and the Baltic states.

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