Commenting on the recently announced measures taken by Warsaw and Washingtom, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that the decision to deploy more US troops in Poland would violate the Russia-NATO founding act.
"[The plans] reflect the United States' policy of scrapping all security arrangements that have existed in the Euro-Atlantic region. In this case, we deal with undermining one of the key provisions of the founding act between Russia and NATO, according to which no substantial combat forces are stationed on a permanent basis on the territory of new members of NATO," Lavrov said.
Last September, US President Donald Trump announced during a visit by his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda to Washington that the US was thinking of establishing a permanent military base in the country.
The Polish president offered to pay around $2 billion of the total costs and suggested that the base should be named Fort Trump.