US president stands firm on security of Poland

Andrzej Duda said that in his talks with the US President he outlined the situation "just as we know it," and pointed out what actions NATO could take to help Ukraine. Jakub Szymczuk/KPRP

President Andrzej Duda said after Friday talks with US President Joe Biden that his American counterpart was grateful for Poland's conduct in face of the Russia-Ukraine war and confirmed that Nato's Article 5 and the US, along with its allies, guaranteed Poland's security.

Andrzej Duda said that in his talks with the US President he outlined the situation "just as we know it," and pointed out what actions NATO could take to help Ukraine.

"And, of course, we are talking primarily about those tasks that are humanitarian in nature, in which aid flows from different countries and is being transferred to Ukraine today," Duda added.

"The President (Biden - PAP) emphasised one point very strongly - that he is grateful to us for our stance and that we should remain calm, because Article 5 works and the United States, together with the rest of the North Atlantic Alliance, are guarantees of our security," Duda said. "I want to emphasise it very strongly, because I know that there is a lot of anxiety among our countrymen - ladies and gentlemen, you can be assured that we are part of the North Atlantic Alliance and the entire North Atlantic Alliance stands firmly behind us."

"The security of Poland is also the security of the North Atlantic Alliance," added the president. Pointing to this responsibility, NATO emphasises the presence in Poland of over 10,000 US soldiers today and as well as the presence of Canadian and British soldiers in southeastern Poland.

He also pointed out that Romanian soldiers were currently present in northern Poland.