Over 12,000 US troops are currently in Poland, but Warsaw and its Baltic allies want even more NATO officers during Defender Europe 22 exercises at Deblin, Poland, May 13, 2022. © US DOD/Sgt. Agustin Montanez, 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

The US ambassador to Poland revealed on Thursday that there are 12,600 of America’s military personnel in the EU member state at the moment, the largest number in history. As NATO conducts massive exercises on Ukraine’s doorstep, Poland and the Baltic states have asked for even more troops, according to documents leaked to the press earlier.

“I am very grateful to Poland for hosting so many American troops on its territory. At the moment, 12,600 soldiers are on the territory of the Polish Republic. This is more than ever before in history,” Polish media quoted Ambassador Mark Brzezinski as saying on Thursday, during his visit to NATO’s Defender Europe 22 military exercises. (RT)