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Nuclear weapons in Poland – declaration of President Andrzej Duda on Nuclear Sharing. Jan Grabiec comments

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The public discussion on nuclear weapons in Poland led by the president, to put it mildly, is not good for our security, said the head of the prime minister's office, Jan Grabiec, in “Fakty po Faktach”. As he added, “maybe it would be better to meet before such declarations than after.”

President Andrzej Duda said in an interview with “Fakt”that “if our allies decide to deploy nuclear weapons as part of Nuclear Sharing on our territory, we are ready for it.”

Duda also declared that after returning to Poland from the USA and Canada will meet with Prime Minister Donald Tusk regarding Poland's readiness to accept nuclear weapons.

Jan Grabiec, head of the prime minister's office, commented on this issue in Monday's edition of “Fakty po Faktach”.

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– This is a bit too far-reaching a declaration. In an issue such as the deployment of nuclear weapons in Poland, if it happened at all, a decision should be made first and then communicated, not the other way around. There are no decisions or arrangements in this matter, he said.

When asked whether there was a conversation on this topic between the president and the prime minister, Grabiec replied that “the talks are on very different topics.” – Very different options regarding Polish security are being considered, but in no case has the government approved this type of position – neither the Ministry of National Defense nor the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – he said.

– Maybe it would be better to meet before such declarations than after, because this is a very important issue for Poles. We live in a special time, Poles feel that our security prospects need to be strengthened. And such far-reaching declarations regarding Poland's involvement, for example in the presence of nuclear weapons here, I think move public opinion – said Grabiec.

Grabiec: public discussion by people performing such serious functions is not good for our safety

The TVN24 guest was asked about the reaction of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who announced that if nuclear weapons are deployed in Poland, the Russian military authorities “will take the necessary steps to guarantee the security of the state.”

– This is an obvious reaction from Russia, which is why such declarations should be preceded by agreements. If such a decision was made, we should be prepared for it and also for the reaction of Russia itself. Today's public discussion on this topic (conducted – ed.) by people performing such serious functions as the presidential function, to put it mildly, does not serve our security – said Grabiec.

Nuclear sharing – what is it?

As part of the North Atlantic Alliance, the United States provides certain allies with a number of bombs with nuclear warheads. This action is called “nuclear sharing”. The weapons remain under the supervision and control of the United States, but may, with their consent, be transferred by aircraft of the countries where they are stored. These are Germany, Italy, Turkey, Belgium and the Netherlands. The bombs, designated B-61, contain a small, tactical nuclear charge.

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