Threat posed by Russia is still alive: Polish President

“Russia is currently one of the greatest threats to the North Atlantic Alliance,” President Andrzej Duda said on Monday. He added that this belief was expressed by many leaders at the NATO summit in Brussels.

“Unfortunately, the threat posed by Russia in the form of its various types of aggressive behaviour is still absolutely alive,” Andrzej Duda said.

“This is one of the biggest challenges that exist in the geopolitical space, particularly in regards to our part of Europe,” the president added.

Due to the threats posed by Russia, NATO decided to carry out a reform in the next decade in order to be able to respond better and faster to crisis situations.

NATO countries are to cooperate not only on defence, but also on economic and technology matters. Moreover, the Alliance will create an innovation centre and will cooperate with start-ups and technology centres.

The organisation's member states leaders also decided to strengthen defence and deterrence strategies and to jointly protect key infrastructure in individual countries.