No intention to apologize for missile installation in Poland: Polish FM

12:52, May 29, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Poland has no intention of apologizing for military projects it undertakes together with its allies, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said Friday in response to Russian protests against the installation of U.S. Patriot missiles on Russia-neighboring Polish territory.

The surface-to-air missile battery, which is accompanied by 100 U.S. military personnel, arrived Sunday at Morag in northern Poland's picturesque Mazurian lake district, about 60 km from Russia's Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad.

On Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov demanded explanations concerning the Patriots from the U.S. and Poland.

Earlier Friday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksandr Grushko said the permanent installation of Patriots in Poland would "seriously infringe on Russia's agreement with NATO."

"I would not raise a fuss over such purely defensive installations. Poland is a NATO state like all others and has no intention of apologizing for military projects it undertakes with its allies," Sikorski said, quoted by the PAP news agency.

Commenting Grushko's protests, Sikorski reminded that Russia had installed its S-300 air defense system close to Poland's frontier.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Whitney Houston blows a kiss to the audience at the BET Honors Awards in Washington, DC Jan. 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters,File Photo)
  • People are seen in a shop selling gifts for the upcoming Valentine's Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Feb. 11, 2012. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)
  • Villagers cast their ballots into a box while voting for deputies in Wukan Village, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 11, 2012. More than 6,000 villagers of Wukan, known for last year's protests over illegal land use and other issues, voted for deputies Saturday in the second round of democratic elections for new leadership. Their voting will result in a team of 107 village representatives and seven group leaders. Under the new village leadership, the deputies will attend village committee meetings, report the villagers' suggestions and complaints to the village committee and keep the villagers informed of decisions made at the deputies' meetings. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)
  • A model presents a creation from the REBECCA MINKOFF Fall/Winter 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week, Feb. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)
  • Paul Donahoo of Australia competes during the third round of The Asian Tour of ICTSI Philippine Open Golf Tournament in Mandaluyong City, Philippines, Feb. 11, 2012. The 300,000 USD Asian Tour tournament runs from Feb. 9 to 12. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
  • Visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks on while his wife Laureen holds a panda at a zoo in Chongqing, southwest China, Feb. 11, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Jian)
Hot Forum Discussion