Permanent US presence needed at Nato eastern flank says Polish deputy FM

According to Przydacz, Washington positively evaluates Poland's role in supporting Ukraine and war refugees from this war-torn country. "But this does not mean that Poland needs no support." Radek Pietruszka/PAP

A Polish deputy foreign minister has said that what is needed now is a permanent presence of US troops in the eastern part of the North Atlantic Alliance.

"There are more and more favourable opinions, we have been getting closer to final decisions but we still have to wait," Marcin Przydacz said in Washington DC on Tuesday.

"I am convinced that the forthcoming Nato summit in Madrid will be a decision-making meeting," he added. Spain will host a Nato summit in Madrid on June 28-30.

Przydacz made the statement on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, now under way in the US capital.

According to Przydacz, Washington positively evaluates Poland's role in supporting Ukraine and war refugees from this war-torn country. "But this does not mean that Poland needs no support."

"We expect our allies, the US, and, above all, the European Union, to provide financial support to Poland," Przydacz said, adding that Poland had so far received no funds from Brussels.