U.S President Donald Trump has noted the country was looking seriously at a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military base in the fellow NATO member state and agreed that Polish concerns about possible Russian aggression were shared.
Canadian-British news agency Reuters reported on Wednesday, September 19, that at a meeting in Washington Polish President Andrzej Duda made the request and suggested to name it «Fort Trump,» as he reasoned that it would be a bulwark against what he considers a threat from Russia.
The U.S. President responded that he appreciated Duda’s offer to allocate over two billion U.S. dollars (1.7 billion euros) to the project. Trump stated: «We’re looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it’s something that we are considering, yes.»
The Russian government has voiced concern this spring about the request by Poland, evaluating the NATO’s expansion closer to Russia’s borders endangered stability in Europe.