Poland: Government Considers Triggering Article 4 of NATO Treaty – What Does It Mean?

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Her government Poland is considering activating its consultation mechanism NATOinvoking Article 4 of the Treaty, after the blow it received when two missiles of possible Russian origin hit a village near the Ukrainian border, killing two people.

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When a member state of the Alliance considers itself threatened it can ask its partners to start consultations to consider the seriousness of the threat and how it can be dealt with. Decisions are taken unanimously.

Polish government spokesman Piotr Miller said a request by Warsaw for consultations with its NATO allies under Article 4 was necessary in the wake of the deadly blast in a village near the border with Ukraine.

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At the same time, he announced that part of the Polish armed forces has been put on high alert.

Source: News Beast

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