Parliament speaker and acting president Bronislaw Komorowski is expected to win the first round of the Poland election on Sunday, but.Jaroslaw Kaczynski has been rising in the polls.
The US, Poland status of forces pact signed Friday allows deployment of a missile defense system to go forward. An earlier proposal for a more robust missile system had drawn the ire of Russia.
US Vice President Joe Biden toured Eastern Europe this week with a new missile-defense plan designed to reassure the Czech Republic and Poland that they aren't being forgotten as relations warm with Moscow.
German analysts say this gives the US and Europe more leeway in negotiations with Russia, and give Poland a ‘healthier’ foreign policy.
The Russian president is being pressed for an apology for the secret deal the Soviets made to carve up Poland with the Nazis.