Category Archives: Poland

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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FIGHTING TALK

Russian Propaganda in Poland “During the exercise you will be evicted from your homes…by U.S. troops!” Such “news” was a common occurrence in Poland in 2019. The presence of U.S. troops on Polish soil is under constant attack in the information domain, with the “eviction” case being just one example. Ever since the decision was made to enhance the Allied

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The Baltic Pipe Case: Disinformation at the Service of the Kremlin’s Energy Policy

Four languages, one message from the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets: becoming independent from Russian gas is just a bad idea. A new gas supply corridor is under construction in the European energy market. The Baltic Pipe – a project carried out by the Danish company Energinet and the Polish company Gaz-System, with financial support from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility –

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Poland suggests changing Normandy format

Poland suggests revising the Normandy format and involving the EU and the US in the negotiations to end Russian aggression against Ukraine. “Perhaps, it’s time to raise one very important question: is the Normandy format a good institution for solving this problem? … We support the format as President Zelensky and the Ukrainians support it, but, perhaps, we need to

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Polish Foreign Minister: Russia a threat to the EU

Russia is a “serious threat” to the European Union, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said during the 56th Munich Security Conference, RFM24 reports. “We believe that Russia is a very serious threat, that it is a serious player acting to the detriment of the interests of the West, at the expense of democracy. Therefore, Europe and the European Union should

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Zelensky: Defeat of Russian army in 1920 is an example of Ukraine and Poland uniting

Ukraine and Poland should emphasize those aspects of their history which unite them, and not those which divide them, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a press conference after meeting with his Polish colleague Andrzej Duda in Warsaw. “In our relations, we are focusing on that which unites us (and I am convinced that this will continue). For example, the Battle

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Poland demands return of paintings taken to Russia during WWII

The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has sent new restitution requests to Russia, the ministry announced on its website. “The Polish artworks taken away by the authorities of the Soviet Union or its armed forces during World War II or immediately after it ended cannot be considered compensation for the Soviet Union’s military losses. They remain the property

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The Kremlin this Week: Let’s hate Poland!

As Russia is gearing up for the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, the pro-Kremlin media is attempting to revise history. As the target of more than 15 cases this week, Poland is still in the cross-hairs of pro-Kremlin disinformation. The first indication of this trend came in late December when President Putin described the Kremlin’s worldview during

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Russia accuses Polish WW2 resistance of exterminating Warsaw Jews, Ukrainians

The Russian Defence Ministry on Friday accused Poland’s World War Two Home Army (AK) resistance of exterminating Jews and Ukrainians in Warsaw prior to the city’s 1945 liberation by the Red Army. Citing recently declassified documentation related to the Soviets’ entry into Warsaw on January 17, 1945, the Russian ministry said the documents “show that units of the Home Army

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‘Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore’: Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism

The Polish people aren’t interested in the events of the past, being fully consumed by their daily hassles, and the country’s authorities are using this to their advantage, freely rewriting WWII history, academics told RT. Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary

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Polish leaders urge Holocaust forum to condemn Putin over collaboration claim

23:15, 03 January 2020 Putin said last week that Poland had taken “the first step towards genocide” by entering into an agreement with Hitler and joining the partition of Czechoslovakia in 1938, and called the then-Polish ambassador to Germany, Jozef Lipski, “an antisemitic pig.” Polish President Andrzej Duda wants participants in the January conference at Israel’s Yad Vashem to condemn

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USSR and Hitler divided Poland: Germany responded to Putin scandalous statement

Germany responded to the scandalous statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Poland was directly involved in “unleashing the Second World War.” “The position of the federal government (Germany  – ed.) Is clear: the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact served to prepare for the criminal invasion of Nazi Germany in Poland. The USSR, together with Germany, took part in this brutal partition of Poland, ” said German Ambassador to Poland

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Russia’s Putin Accuses Poland of Collusion with Hitler

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Poland of waging World War II and supporting Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler during a speech at an expanded meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board and at a meeting with the leadership of the State Duma.  This is reported by the Russian newspaper Kommersant. At the Defence Ministry Board meeting, Putin commented on

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