U.S. Patriot Battery to be Deployed in Poland “Around May 24”

From Reuters: A planned battery of U.S. Patriot missiles that has irritated Russia will now arrive in Poland in late May, the state news agency PAP said on Wednesday, nearly two months behind schedule.

The temporary deployment of the battery, along with a 100-man team to operate it, is part of a Polish-U.S. agreement signed late last year to upgrade the NATO member’s air defences.

PAP quoted defence ministry spokesman Janusz Sejmej as saying the battery was now expected to reach Morag, a town in northern Poland near Russia’s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, around May 24.  (photo: NATO)

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