Poland is reported to have held talks with the United States for a permanent US military base within its borders to act as a check against possible Russian aggression.
According to documents seen by the Associated Press, the Polish Defence Ministry is prepared to pay up to $2 billion to establish joint military installations and provide for more flexible movement of US forces.
The report comes as NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg attends the annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in the Polish capital, Warsaw.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 led Poland and other nations in eastern Europe to seek stronger military ties with the US in order to head off a potential confrontation.
NATO responded by deploying around 4,000 troops to the Baltic states and Poland to counter the threat to the alliance's eastern flank.
NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, 28 May 2018.