Polish President Andrzej Duda ratified a military agreement with the United States. According to the agreement, a thousand American troops will be deployed in Poland.

The deployment of the US military in Poland is intended to bolster the military presence on NATO’s eastern flank in response to the growing assertiveness of Russia.

At the same time, Duda said that the elections in the United States should not affect relations between Warsaw and Washington.

“In carrying out our tasks in the field of Polish politics and Polish-American relations, we are acting calmly, including by ratifying this agreement, while waiting for the newly elected President of the United States to take the oath,” Duda said.