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Poland considering NATO Article 4 activation

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Michał Kasjanowicz
Michał Kasjanowicz
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It is highly likely that Poland’s ambassador to NATO Tomasz Szatkowski will request the activation of Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty on Wednesday night, President Andrzej Duda said.

At a press conference, the president said he had informed the NATO secretary-general, the U.S. president, the British prime minister and the German chancellor that Polish ambassador to NATO Tomasz Szatkowski would attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Council on Wednesday. He noted that this meeting had already been scheduled in advance and would begin at 10 am at NATO Headquarters.

“It is highly likely that the ambassador will request the activation of Article 4, i.e. allied consultations,” – informed the president

Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty stipulates that “the Parties shall consult jointly whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any Party is threatened.”

There is no indication that similar events are about to occur

What happened in Przewodow was an isolated incident. There is no indication that any more are to take place,” assessed President Andrzej Duda. As he added, world leaders assured him of Poland’s support.

The president said at a press conference that he had spoken with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who expressed his belief that a Russian-launched missile had fallen on Przewody. “But I reiterate that we are waiting for the result of the investigators’ work. Our experts are now working at the site. Prosecutors and military experts are present there. We have an unequivocal pledge of support from the American side, which was made to me by President Joe Biden,” – Duda said.

“President Biden has declared that to support the work of our experts he will also direct US experts.”

He also reported that consultations at the international level will continue. “All the leaders with whom I have spoken have assured me of allied support, of upholding all the provisions of the NATO treaties, including Article 5. We will consider these matters together. The protection and security of Poland has been strengthened,” – informed the president.

Source: PAP.pl

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