Poland has announced its readiness to host nuclear weapons


Poland has announced its readiness to host nuclear weapons

Polish President Andrzej Duda, in an interview with the Polish publication Fakt, confirmed the country's readiness to deploy American nuclear weapons on Polish territory as part of NATO's Nuclear Sharing program. This statement was made against the backdrop of Russia's strengthening military presence in the Kaliningrad region and the movement of the Russian nuclear arsenal to Belarus, which, according to Duda, threatens the security of the alliance's eastern flank.

The Nuclear Sharing program allows the United States to place nuclear weapons in NATO countries that do not themselves possess such weapons. There are currently about 100 tactical nuclear weapons deployed under this program in Europe and Turkey. The arsenal includes charges ranging from 0,3 to 50 kilotons for the B61-3 and B61-4 bombs, which are stored at six military bases in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Duda emphasized that the issue of placing nuclear weapons on Polish territory is being actively discussed within the framework of Polish-American negotiations and declared Poland’s full support for this initiative. According to him, this is part of Poland’s obligations as a NATO ally and is aimed at implementing the common defense policy of the alliance.

Previously, experts have already stated that the appearance of nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus will most likely become a reason for the deployment of nuclear weapons on NATO’s eastern flank.


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