NATO fully aware of Russian threat: Polish defence minister

Speaking to reporters after the meeting at NATO headquarters in the Belgian capital on Thursday, [Defense Minister] Mariusz Błaszczak said “we can be pleased with the fact that the North-Atlantic Alliance perceives the Russian threat very clearly.”

He added he had briefed his NATO colleagues on a migrant crisis at the Polish-Belarusian border.

“There is no doubt in my mind that what is happening there, what the regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is doing, must have Russian support,” Błaszczak said….

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Błaszczak told reporters that while Poland was able to handle the migrant challenge on its own, “what matters is unanimity, what counts is solidarity among NATO countries – and I would like to underline that I received declarations to that effect.”

At Thursday’s meeting, NATO defence ministers agreed a new master plan for deterrence and defence of the Euro-Atlantic area….

Błaszczak revealed the plan “takes into account the threats to NATO’s eastern flank, coming from Russia,” hailing it as “an achievement for Poland and other countries in our region.”