Category Archives: Poland

Poland seeks arrest of Russian air traffic controllers linked to President Kaczynski’s plane crash

Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM – UA Wire The investigative team of the Polish National Prosecutor’s Office appealed to the District Court of Warsaw with a request for the temporary arrest of three Russian air traffic controllers who were working at Smolensk airport when the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed in 2010, a spokeswoman for Poland’s National Prosecutor’s

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Lukashenko Says ‘Intercepted Call’ Shows Germany ‘Falsified’ Navalny Poisoning Claims

Germany “falsified” its statement that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned, Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko told Russia’s visiting prime minister Thursday, citing an intercepted conversation. The German government said Wednesday that Navalny, 44, who remains in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator two weeks after falling ill on a flight, was poisoned with a substance from the

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Belarus may impose sanctions on Poland and Lithuania, Lukashenka says

On August 28, Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened neighbouring Poland and Lithuania to limit their transit through Belarus. He also admitted that Minsk contributed to smuggling sanctioned goods to Russia. “We are going to show them what sanctions are. They (Poles and Lithuanians) transited our territory to trade with China and Russia. Now they will fly either through the Baltic Sea or

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Poland reacts to Lukashenko’s allegations of plot to annex Belarusian region

Earlier, Lukashenko has reportedly claimed foreign meddling in Belarus affairs, pointing at Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine, while seeking support from Russia The Polish diplomacy has responded to the most recent accusations voiced by Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko who claimed Poland allegedly intended to seize the Grodno region. In a backlash, the Polish foreign ministry took to Twitter with the statement. “Due

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U.S. To Move Troops From Germany, In Shift That Esper Says Will Strengthen NATO Against Russia

July 29, 2020 15:13 GMT – By RFE/RL WASHINGTON — The United States will move almost 12,000 troops out of Germany, relocating some of them to Belgium and Italy, in a strategic shift the Pentagon says will help deter Russia. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on July 29 that the repositioning will strengthen NATO, enhance deterrence against Russia, and improve U.S.

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THREE SWORDS

The Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade is preparing to host its first international exercise as the brigade emerges as a fully operational actor in European security. ​ The success of the “Hetman Konstantiyn Ostrogskiy” Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade (LITPOLUKR) represents a new era of multilateral security cooperation in Europe. Lithuanian, Polish, and Ukrainian efforts to bolster European stability in the wake of Russia’s destabilizing invasion

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Poland lifted statute of limitations for crimes of communism

Prosecutors of Institute of National Remembrance of Poland will be able to continue to prosecute people responsible for the crimes of the communist regime in Poland In Poland, the statute of limitations for crimes of the communist era of 1944-1990 was canceled. The relevant law was signed by President Andrzej Duda. Radio Poland reports. The regulations currently in force provide

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Duda narrowly wins presidential election in Poland, – exit polls

08:03, 13 July 2020 : 112 Ukraine 50.4 percent of voters supported the incumbent president, while 49.6 upheld Rafał Trzaskowski, the candidate from Platforma Obywatelska party. Incumbent president of Poland Andrzej Duda has won in the second leg of presidential election. He barely won in the faceoff with the other candidate who lost by less than one percent of votes. TVN24 reported that referring

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Kremlin: Russia’s relations with Poland are ‘at their lowest level’

Relations between Russia and Poland are “at their lowest possible level”, this goes against the interests of the two countries, said Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Channel One Russia. “Our relations with Poland today do not just leave much to be desired, they are bad. They are probably at their lowest level, which is clearly contrary to the interests

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Poland will turn into threat to Russia in case of strengthening of presence of NATO, – Peskov

At moment, Russia does not see Poland as country of danger Russia will see Poland as a threat if NATO facilities are deployed in that country. The spokesman for the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said this information on the Channel One, as RBC reports. “As a country ready to provide its territory for the military infrastructure of

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Russia halts gas supplies to Germany via Poland

Supplies of Russian Gas to Germany via Poland using the Yamal-Europe pipeline have been halted, reported Interfax with reference to the data of the German gas transport operator GASCADE Gastransport GmbH. At 08:00-09:00 am Tuesday, the volume of the gas intake at Malnov station on the Polish-German border fell to zero. The day before, the transit of gas was at

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Poland receives final permit for construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

The Swedish government has approved the construction of the offshore section of the Baltic Pipe pipeline, through which Norwegian gas will go to Poland, reported the Polish gas pipelines operator Gaz-System, which is building the pipeline together with the Danish company Energinet SOV. About 85 kilometer of pipeline will be in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone. In general, the length of the underwater

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Poland recognizes Russia as the main threat to national security

On Tuesday, May 12, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed an updated National Security Strategy, Polskie Radio reports. Polish National Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said that other provisions relating to the activities of the Polish army would be developed on the basis of this document. The Minister stressed that the National Security Strategy deals with threats to which Polish military should

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In the Shadow of Revised History

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all strands of human activity, including the trajectory of pro-Kremlin disinformation. Revision of World War II history, which had become a focus of pro-Kremlin disinformation, faded into the background as media outlets loyal to the Kremlin turned their focus to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as the local authorities in Prague removed a statue to Soviet

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Ten top diplomats on 75th anniversary of WW2 end warn against efforts to falsify, manipulate history

23:15, 07 May 2020 The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes, the statement says. Manipulating the historical events that led to World War 2 and to the division of Europe in its aftermath is a “regrettable effort to falsify history”, says a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary

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West, Russia face off in Belarus over Baltic–Black Sea waterway project

Article by: Paul Goble Plans for a new Baltic–Black Sea waterway, passing through Ukraine, Belarus and Poland, have the potential to revolutionize the geopolitics of Europe’s East as well as exacerbate East-West tensions (see EDM, February 18). The European Union has labeled the project “E40,” and the United States has signaled its support. And were the E40 waterway to be incorporated within the broader regional framework

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Przemyslaw Zurawski, professor, advisor to Polish foreign minister

The peoples of our region are interested in the collapse of the Russian Empire Ukraine and Poland marked in April an important date in their history – the 100th anniversary of the signing of an interstate agreement that paved the way for a joint struggle against Bolshevik Russia. Even though this struggle was short and ended in defeat, the agreement

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World’s largest plane delivers record medical cargo from China to Poland

Ukraine’s An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest transport aircraft, has delivered a record medical cargo from China to Poland – 100 tonnes, the press service of the Antonov Company has reported on Facebook. “On April 14, 2020, the An-225 Mriya plane transported a record amount of medical supplies to Poland’s capital, Warsaw, from China as part of the fight against the

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RFE/RL: Poland state gas distributor says it wins $1.5 bln from Russia’s Gazprom in price dispute

A subsidiary of Gazprom said that it had received the Stockholm arbitration ruling and was analyzing it. Poland’s largest distributor of natural gas has announced it won a years-long energy-supply price dispute with Russia’s state-run Gazprom worth $1.5 billion at an international arbitration court in Sweden. Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), itself a Polish state-owned company, said in a

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