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11:34 05 Oct 2022

Poland is in talks with US about nuclear weapon sharing program

Poland is negotiating with the US to participate in the nuclear weapons sharing program due to growing threats from russia, as President Andrzej Duda told the newspaper Gazeta Polska.

The Polish leader stressed that his country did not have nuclear weapons, and they would not appear shortly.

"The first problem is that we don't have nuclear weapons. There are no signs that we, as Poland, will get our hands on them soon.

There is always the potential to participate in a nuclear weapons-sharing program. We have spoken with American leaders about whether the United States is considering such a possibility. The topic is open," Duda stressed.

As noted in the publication, the nuclear weapons joint use program is part of NATO's nuclear deterrence policy. It allows member states that do not have such weapons to plan their use.

This program doesn't expand the group of countries with nuclear weapons (there are currently three such countries in NATO: the USA, Great Britain, and France, ed.). Only the States provided their weapons to other States within the program's framework.

As part of the program, the participating countries hold consultations and make joint decisions regarding:

  • nuclear weapons policy,
  • maintain technical equipment (in particular aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons) necessary for the use of atomic weapons,
  • and keep nuclear weapons on their territory.

As Rubryka reported, the Pentagon has no information confirming that russia can transport tactical nuclear weapons by rail.

As La Repubblica reported, NATO intelligence allegedly warned the allies about a possible test by russia of the Poseidon super-torpedo equipped with a nuclear charge.

According to The Times, putin is likely planning to test nuclear weapons near Ukraine. For this purpose, he directed the so-called "nuclear train" toward the front line.

Meanwhile, NATO has not yet seen any signs of russia's possible preparations for a nuclear test but continues to monitor the situation closely.

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