Stephen Mull, U.S. ambassador to, Poland
The United States and Poland are looking at the possibility of including other NATO member states from eastern Europe in joint aviation activities at a Polish air base, U.S. officials said on Friday.
The U.S. and Polish air forces have this month been carrying out joint exercises based around the Lask air force base in central Poland.
Stephen Mull, U.S. ambassador to Poland, said discussions were underway on possibly expanding the scope of those exercises in the future. He mentioned the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltics, as the NATO countries that might be involved if the exercises were expanded.
A U.S. military official said a report by Poland’s media that the enlarged exercises were already being prepared had “mischaracterized” the ambassador’s remarks.
"To summarize, he stated that the Poles and the U.S. are talking about the possibility of expanding aviation activities at Lask to potentially include other NATO partners, and then he mentioned those nations," said the official.