Poland’s president has asked NATO to increase its efforts to counter Russian military presence near Ukraine.

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Poland’s president has asked NATO to take action against Russia’s military presence near Ukraine.

Polish President Andrzej Duda has rushed NATO to act against Russia’s growing military presence in Ukraine.

During a visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, President Duda held a joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, expressing his concerns about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“Caution and vigilance from NATO, which is responsible for the allies’ military security,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Conflict Intelligence Team, a respected group of Russian investigative journalists, released a report based on open-source data that showed the Russian military relocating tanks near the Ukrainian border.

“We agree with (foreign) intelligence estimates that Russia would be ready for a possible operation against Ukraine’s government-controlled territories no earlier than the beginning of next year,” the report said.

President Duda has requested that NATO strengthen regional strategic surveillance by establishing a new air policing mission.

He also mentioned bolstering observation and surveillance capabilities, as well as all NATO units along the alliance’s eastern flank.

The United Kingdom intends to send tanks to the flank in order to support NATO troops already stationed there.

Mr. Duda also stated that Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s hybrid attack on the EU should be viewed as part of a larger package of destabilizing aggression by Minsk and Moscow, which includes a recent spike in gas prices and a reduction in supplies.

Several Western countries have accused Lukashenko of weaponizing migrants by encouraging them to travel to Belarus and then pressuring them to enter the European Union illegally through Poland.

“They have to be coordinated,” President Duda said.

“It’s difficult to evaluate it otherwise.”

Next week’s meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Riga, Latvia, is expected to address the issue, according to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

“We see a large and unusual concentration of forces, as well as aggressive rhetoric and disinformation from Moscow,” he added.

“As a result, we urge Russia to be more transparent, lower tensions, and de-escalate.”

“NATO remains vigilant, and we continue to provide political and practical assistance to Ukraine.

“This is not a threat to Russia, and it aids Ukraine in its fight against aggression.”

Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, recently dismissed US media reports about Moscow’s alleged plans to invade Ukraine as part of a campaign to discredit Russia.

Instead, he insisted that troop movements on Russian soil should not be a source of concern.

“News from the Brinkwire.”

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