The US expressed support Friday for Poland's response to an incursion into Polish airspace earlier this month by two Belarusian helicopters, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke by phone with Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, according to a statement by the Pentagon.
"Secretary Austin emphasized U.S. support for Poland’s response to the August 1 incursion into Polish airspace by Belarusian aircraft," it said.
The two leaders also discussed the Russian Wagner Group’s new presence in Belarus and committed to continue monitoring the situation closely.
Austin thanked Błaszczak for Poland’s vital efforts to support Ukraine, and the two men reiterated the significance of continued robust security assistance to the Ukrainian people.