Polish Radio
March 26, 2022

‘Your freedom is ours,’ Biden tells Poles, NATO’s Article 5 ‘is a sacred commitment’

“Your freedom is ours,” Biden said during a meeting with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda at the presidential palace in Warsaw.

He reiterated his stance that NATO’s Article 5 guarantee of mutual defence between allies “is a sacred commitment.”

Article 5 of the Washington Treaty guarantees collective defence by stating that an armed attack against one NATO member state “shall be considered an attack against them all.”

‘We take Article 5 as a sacred commitment’

“We take Article 5 as a sacred commitment, not a throwaway, a sacred commitment that relates to every member of NATO,” Biden said.

He added that allies must remain “absolutely, completely thoroughly united.”

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Biden said in Warsaw on Saturday that Poland was “taking on a big responsibility.” He added that “it should be all of NATO’s responsibility.”

US President Joe Biden on Saturday reassured Polish leaders in Warsaw that NATO’s Article 5 guarantee of mutual defence between member states was an unwavering commitment amid Russia’s war in neighboring Ukraine.

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Polish Press Agency
March 26, 2022

Poland asks US to speed up military equipment deliveries

Poland seeks faster supplies of US military equipment, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said after his meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden.

Duda said that his Saturday talks with Biden in Warsaw focused on the security situation in Poland and the region, supporting Ukraine in its defence against Russian aggression, humanitarian aid for that country, and about military cooperation between Poland and the US.

Duda noted that under contracts already concluded with the US, Poland is set to receive, still this year, the first Patriot missile sets, HIMARS launchers, F-35 fighters and 250 Abrams tanks.

“I asked the US president Joe Biden to accelerate, as much as possible, those purchasing programmes that are already being implemented…,” Duda said on Saturday.

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Polish Press Agency
March 26, 2022

Poland interested in military cooperation with US, Duda tells Biden

Poland wants to buy modern US-made military equipment and is interested in cooperation with the United States in the military field, Polish President Andrzej Duda told his visiting US counterpart Joe Biden during a meeting in Warsaw on Saturday.

The presidents of Poland and the US held face-to-face talks on the Russia’s war on Ukraine, in Warsaw on Saturday.

Biden arrived in Poland on Friday afternoon for a two-day trip to discuss the international community’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis the war has created.

As the Polish president emphasised, Poland is a serious partner and a reliable ally. He noted that Poland has adopted a new law to raise the defence spending to 3 percent of GDP next year.

“In the future, we will also buy modern, proven military equipment, which is produced in the United States, but we would be very interested in cooperation with the United States in this area as well,” Duda said.

He added that Poland is happy with every element of cooperation with the US, like the possibility of co-producing Black Hawk helicopters.

He also thanked Biden for US’s tough stance towards Russia’s war on Ukraine.