U.S. troops are currently in Poland on a rotational, temporary, though open-ended mission.
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The Kremlin expressed concern Monday over media reports that Poland has requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil, saying NATO's expansion toward Russia's borders undermined stability in Europe.Poland joined NATO in 1999 along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, and since then many other former communist states – including the three Baltic republics bordering Russia – have joined in successive waves, despite Moscow's strong opposition. Poland is concerned for its own and the region's security following Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and other steps seen as hostile.NATO member states have deployed around 4,000 troops to the Baltic states and Poland to counter the threat to the alliance's eastern flank, particularly since the Kremlin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 .
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