Fears of war surge as sends 1,000 troops to Poland after Putin threats

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Mr confirmed the news at a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda. The press conference came at White House Rose Garden after the duo signed a cooperation agreement. Mr Duda said the move would help solidify Poland’s ties to the West.

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Mr said the troops could come from US forces in Germany but avoiding directly criticising Vladimir Putin with the two set to meet in Japan in two weeks.

He told reporters: "I hope that Poland is going to have a great relationship with Russia. I hope that we're going to have a great relationship with Russia.”

US troops were sent to Poland in 2016 in response to Russian involvement in Ukraine and NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed the news.

In a statement, Mr Stoltenberg said: "Today's announcement is part of NATO's measured, defensive and proportionate efforts to strengthen our deterrence and defence.”

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