President Trump has announced that the U.S. will send about 1,000 troops to Poland, as the country’s leader signed a declaration of military cooperation.
In a press conference alongside the Polish president, Trump said Poland had agreed to provide infrastructure for the additional service men and women.
“The polish government will build these projects at no cost to the United States,” Trump says “The polish government will pay for this.”
There are currently around 4,000 U.S. troops in Poland on a rotation, but the country is seeking to build up its military presence to combat Russian aggression.
The president also announced growing economic cooperation with Poland, including increased sales of liquified natural gas.
Earlier in the day, a F-35 fighter jet conducted a rare flyover above the White House, celebrating Poland’s purchase of several of the aircraft.