According to the amended law, the president of Poland, at the request of the Minister of Defense and the prior consent of the Prime Minister, may authorize the stationing of foreign troops (mainly NATO and EU) in Poland as part of the strengthening of the Polish armed forces in peacetime.
The head of the Russia’s State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian parliament) Committee on defense, former black sea fleet commander Vladimir Komoedov has described the move as an attempt to please some third countries and a complete neglect of Warsaw’s own interests.
“It is yet another link in the chain of anti-Russian steps made by Eastern Europe,” he told Russia’s Izvestiya newspaper.
“One thing should be made clear: our partners have long forgotten to ask themselves why are they doing this or that thing, whom is it directed against and if they should even do it at all?” he added.
“The main thing for them is to please their master-allies without even pondering their own economic and moral circumstances.”
“Poland views NATO as a guarantor of its security and tries to make the presence of the Alliance on its territory more sizable,” she told Izvestiya.
These tendencies only intensified when the country’s Prime Minister, Beata Szydlo took the office in November 2015, she concluded.