US Military Base In Poland May Be Operational By End Of 2020 - Polish Foreign Minister

US Military Base in Poland May Be Operational by End of 2020 - Polish Foreign Minister

The US missile defense base in the northern Polish village of Redzikowo may be fully functional by the end of 2020, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Thursday

WARSAW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) The US missile defense base in the northern Polish village of Redzikowo may be fully functional by the end of 2020, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Thursday.

The US base in Radzikowo, located close to Poland's northern Baltic coast, has been under construction since 2016. The facility will include radar tracking and missile systems.

"There is a chance that before the end of the next year this base will be completed and ready for action," Czaputowicz said at a press conference in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the United States for breaching the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by launching target missiles and setting up launch pads in Romania and Poland. Putin stressed that the possible US deployment of missiles to Europe would threaten the security of Russia and the whole world.

Meanwhile, the United States has continued to claim that its military facilities in Eastern Europe are intended to improve coverage against threats allegedly coming from outside NATO.

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