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    World media on President Duda's words about Nuclear Sharing

    The world’s media have written extensively about what Andrzej Duda told ‘Gazeta Polska’ about Poland’s nuclear ambitions. The President’s words about the country’s willingness to join the Nuclear Sharing programme have sparked interest across the globe.

    Nuclear sharing is a concept in NATO’s nuclear deterrence policy that allows member states without their own nuclear weapons to participate in NATO’s Nuclear Planning Group (NPG) for their use. In particular, it provides for nuclear weapons to be made available to the armed forces of these countries.


    Polish President Andrzej Duda was asked about the role and participation of Poland in these Arrangements by editor-in-chief Tomasz Sakiewicz.


    “First of all, the problem is that we do not have nuclear weapons. There is no indication that we, as Poland, will have them in our possession in the near future. There is always the potential possibility of participating in NATO’s Nuclear Sharing Arrangements. We have talked to the American leadership about whether the United States is considering such a possibility. The matter is open,” the President announced in an interview with the ‘Gazeta Polska’.


    “Duda: Deployment of US nuclear weapons in Poland is possible,” writes the Belarusian portal, citing the Russian agency RIA Novosti, which quotes the Polish President’s words from ‘Gazeta Polska.’


    Singapore’s Straits Times, in turn, reports in its title that “Poland is in talks with US about joining nuclear weapons sharing scheme.” 


    Quoting Duda’s words from ‘Gazeta Polska,’ the daily adds that “Poland, one of the staunchest supporters of Ukraine in the seven-month war with Russia, is holding separate talks with a number of countries, including the US, about acquiring atomic energy.” 


    China’s Xinhua news agency tells readers that the Polish president has announced that “Poland open to joining NATO’s nuclear sharing.” 


    The international news agency Bloomberg – followed by other Western media – titles its information on the interview published in ‘Gazeta Polska.’ “Poland Says It Approached US About Sharing Nuclear Weapons.” 


    And adds that “Poland has spoken to the US about sharing atomic weapons, President Andrzej Duda said, and that “Poland has increased military spending in the face of the war in Ukraine.”


    Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reports that “Poland in talks to join NATO nuclear sharing program.” 


    And in addition to the Polish President’s words about the Nuclear Sharing programme, it cites his statements that Poland – as far as the war is concerned – will stand by Ukraine. 


    Financial Times Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe Henry Foy also quotes the interview, writing on Twitter:


    “Poland President Duda says “talks are open” with the US on hosting some of its nuclear weapons. Would be a serious step if it takes place. Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey currently host US nuke weapons under the NATO sharing program.”


    LifeSiteNews – a well-known Canadian Catholic and conservative website – writes that the “Polish president in discussions with US officials on hosting NATO nuclear weapons” and quotes extensively from statements made by Andrzej Duda in an interview with ‘Gazeta Polska.’


    The popular Pakistani portal UrduPoint informs its readers that the Polish president said that “Poland, US Still Talking Deployment Of US Nuclear Weapons.”  It also writes that Duda believes that the absence of nuclear weapons in Poland is a “problem.”


    The interview was also spotted by the well-known Indian television channel WION ⤵️



    The entire interview is available in the latest issue of ‘Gazeta Polska’ weekly.

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