Polish minister says Russia preparing aggression in opposition to NATO: report

Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz looks on after a remembrance ceremony for the 2010 plane crash that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in Smolensk, in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland March 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland’s defense minister has said Russia persisted to pose a serious chance to NATO and that Moscowbecome systematically preparing for aggression against the alliance.

Poland, a former Soviet satellite tv for pc state, fears Russia is looking for to increase its have an effect on beyond its borders after Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and keeps to support for armed separatists in japanese Ukraine.

in advance this month, two Russian warplanes flew simulated assault passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer which had just left the Polish port of Gdynia. A U.S. official stated this turned into one of themaximum aggressive interactions between the 2 sides in latest reminiscence.

to date, all Russian conduct attests to systematic guidance for aggressive action,” protection Minister Antoni Macierewicz informed the Rzeczpospolita day by day in an interview posted on Tuesday.

“And it’s time to speak approximately it overtly.”

Warsaw will host a NATO heads of kingdom summit in July, where it’s going to push for an increased navypresence on the alliance’s eastern flank.

In 2014, NATO suspended cooperation with Russia over its role the war in Ukraine. Russia says deployment of good sized NATO forces close to its borders would violate the 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act.

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