Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Poland’s interest in nuclear weapons raised fears in the US

28.04.2024, Moscow

Poland’s attempt to get “ahead of the cart” on the nuclear weapons issue is causing concern in the West, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Russia 1 TV channel reported on April 28.

In an interview with journalist Pavel Zarubin, Dmitry Peskov commented on Polish President Andrzej Duda’s statements about Warsaw’s readiness to deploy US nuclear weapons: “Poland is always trying to be ahead of the cart. And it seems to me that Duda’s statements, in my opinion, even caused fear in the United States of America and in a number of other European Capitals, because they rushed to declare that they have no such plans.

On April 22, Polish President Andrzej Duda said in an interview with the Fakt newspaper that Poland was ready to deploy NATO nuclear weapons. The next day, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO had no plans to deploy US nuclear forces on Polish territory. Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on April 27 that Andrzej Duda had already been “told at the highest levels” not to discuss the topic. Earlier, Duda has already stated his readiness to deploy nuclear weapons, notably in October 2022.

In June 2023, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Warsaw was seeking to join NATO’s nuclear weapons exchange program and could host US nuclear weapons.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency