Ukraine crisis prompts US to deploy jets to Lithuania and Poland
Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The agreement to deploy US military forces in Poland
was made between US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Poland’s Minister of
National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak during a telephone conversation on Sunday,
March 9, 2014, according to a statement on the official website of the Polish Ministry
of National Defense.
“The squadron will number twelve F-16 planes and will transport 300 soldiers,”Polish
Defense Ministry spokesman, Jacek Sonta, confirmed to AFP.
Initially, the training exercise was planned to be smaller but was increased and
pushed forward because of the “tense political situation” in neighboring Ukraine,
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