Category Archives: Poland

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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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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