From (David P.)@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 16 21:03:11 2022
On the Edge of a Polish Forest, Where Some of Putin’s Darkest Fears Lurk
By Andrew Higgins, Feb. 16, 2022, NYT
As he threatens Ukraine, Mr. Putin has demanded that NATO
reduce its military footprint in Eastern and Central Europe —
which Washington and European leaders have flatly refused to do.
Mr. Putin has been fuming about American missiles near Russia’s
border since the Romanian site went into operation in 2016, but
the Polish facility, located near the village of Redzikowo, is
only about 100 miles from Russian territory and barely 800 miles
from Moscow itself.
“Are we deploying missiles near the U.S. border? No, we are not.
It is the United States that has come to our home with its missiles
and is already standing at our doorstep,” Mr. Putin said in December
at his annual news conference