MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Polish village of Redzikovo hosted a ground-breaking ceremony of the US Aegis Ashore missile defense system, attended by US and Polish officials, including the country's president. The construction of the base is expected to be completed by 2018.
"The missile defense system will intercept potential missiles which would fly further to the Western Europe. Today we are entering the new phase of strengthening of security of the free world and Poland," Duda said at the ceremony as quoted by the Polish television.
According to Duda, the base is aimed at providing security and "it is not directed against any country."
On Thursday, the same US Aegis Ashore missile defense system was officially inaugurated at a military base in Romania.
Earlier on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow would have to think how to reduce the threat posed against Russia due to the deployment of US missile defense systems in Eastern Europe.