Russia’s strong Imperial ambitions have been revived over the last tens of years, because Georgia was attacked in 2008, – Polish President Andrzej Duda made this statement during the joint press conference with US President Donald Trump at the White House on June 24.
Polish President Andrzej Duda asked President Trump not to withdraw U.S. troops from Europe.
“I requested Mr. President that he would not withdraw US forces from Europe because the security of Europe is very important to me. From Europe as such, I’m talking about the United Europe, for which the American persons, since the end of the second world war is a huge security guarantee. However, if I’m asked by anybody if I am ready, that Poland receives more US troops in our country, of course I am ready. In 2014, Russia attacked Ukraine, it annexed Crimea, it occupies Luhansk and Donetsk. Before that, it had attacked Georgia” – Polish President said.
“So I’m very pleased that both within NATO, as well as in the United States and today, that President of the United States understands the history of Europe and he understands the realities in Europe, and that he also understands the situation as it is developing in Europe. So today, this generates peace to my country, it brings security. And thanks to that, Russia, unfortunately, the very strong Imperial ambitions, which have been revived over the last tens of years, I can say, because Georgia was attacked in 2008, thanks to this, those ambitions have been stopped for the time being, at least in this part of the world. And I have no doubt whatsoever that this is also a huge merit of the policy of the United States. I’m grateful for that just like all my compatriots are”, – Andrzej Duda added.