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    Poland to Pay for it All: Gas, Missile Systems, Even Melania's Outfits

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    In an interview with Sputnik, Polish political analyst Konrad Rekas focused on the results of what he described as a "very expensive visit" by US President Donald Trump to Poland.

    On Wednesday and Thursday, US President Donald Trump visited Poland, where he discussed a number of key security and economic issues with the country's leadership.

    During his visit, Washington and Warsaw signed an agreement on the delivery of US Patriot missile systems to Poland, among other things.

    Summing up the results of Trump's visit to Poland, Polish political analyst Konrad Rekas told Sputnik Poland that "President Trump told the Poles everything they wanted to hear and received from the Poles all that the Americans wanted to get."

    As for Trump's emotional speech in Warsaw, which was specifically related to Poland and its history, "it will allow supporters of the American [political] line in Poland to bask in the rays of their unprecedented success for a long time," according to Rekas.

    At the same time, he warned that "melting away from Trump's words about his love for Poland, we do not notice what the price of this visit will be, especially given that the first bills are already in place."

    Rekas recalled that "in the days of the former Polish People's Republic, many said that we are sending coal to the USSR, and the Soviet Union reserves our [trains] for this," and that "today the situation is much more serious than it is presented in this old joke."

    "In a sign of gratitude for the old American military equipment which was sold to us for 30 billion dollars and which we will not be able to use on our own, we will also buy American gas, which is more expensive than the Russian blue fuel and for which there is no special demand in the world," he said referred to the US Patriot air defense systems.

    "Probably, we will also have to buy American coal which will eventually bury the Polish coal industry," Rekas added.

    Notably, he said that he was most impressed by the very expensive outfits worn by Ivanka and Melania Trump during their visit to Warsaw. 

    "I must admit that all this has already paid off to America multiple times. The Poles will pay for these creative skirts and dresses, as well as coal, gas and missile launchers. A very expensive visit!" he concluded.

    On Thursday, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that the Polish Defense Ministry and the United States had signed an agreement on the delivery of US Patriot missile systems to Poland.

    The signing ceremony took place during US President Donald Trump's visit to Warsaw. Poland will receive Patriot missile systems from the United States by 2022, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said after announcing the signing of the deal.

    According to Macierewicz, the Patriot will help Poland to "effectively counteract Russia's Iskander missile systems."

    Earlier, Russian military expert Andrey Golovatyuk told Sputnik that by the time the Patriot systems arrive in Poland in 2022, they will be completely out of date.

    He recalled that "the Patriot systems were developed back in 1982," adding that by 2022, Russia's Iskander systems will be significantly modernized.


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