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Poland’s President Urges NATO Allies to Increase Defense Spending to 3% of GDP

Poland’s president urges NATO allies to increase defense spending to 3% of GDP as tensions rise with Russia and their invasion of Ukraine continues.

In a speech to his nation, President Andrzej Duda emphasized the need for bold action in the face of Russia’s aggression and growing imperial ambitions.

Mentioning Poland’s 25th anniversary in NATO along with the Czech Republic and Hungary, Duda highlighted the importance of the North Atlantic Alliance in ensuring security.

While acknowledging the leadership of the United States in security matters, Duda also called on other NATO countries to strengthen their troops and take greater responsibility for the alliance’s security.

Sweden and Finland’s recent accession to NATO further strengthens the alliance, but Duda emphasized the need for continued bold decisions.

Despite NATO members agreeing to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP in 2014, many, including Germany, have not met this target. Poland, however, exceeds this benchmark, spending 4% of its GDP on defense.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Duda highlighted Russia’s aggressive military buildup, urging the United States and Poland to lead by example in confronting these threats.

With Russia allocating a significant portion of its budget to its military, Duda emphasized the need for vigilance and preparedness in the face of this growing threat.

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