Category Archives: Poland

IOM: Some 49,000 Ukrainians victims of human trafficking over past three years

22:40, 02 December 2019 UKRAINE About 94% of affected Ukrainians are those who suffered from labor exploitation. Over the last three years about 49,000 Ukrainians could have suffered from human trafficking, according to the International Organization for Migration. The vast majority (94%) of the victims suffered from labor exploitation. Over a half (65%) of the victims identified by the IOM

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Ukrainian activist Mazur detained in Poland at Russia’s request – Ukraine’s ombudsperson

19:53, 09 November 2019 Mazur is also an employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights. Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova has said Ukrainian activist and volunteer Ihor Mazur was detained in Poland at the request of the Russian Federation. “Employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human

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Trump, Duda sign agreement to send 1,000 more US troops to Poland

The United States will send 1,000 more troops to Poland, which has agreed to pay the entire expense, in a move that boosts the nations’ defense ties, President Trump has said. “We’ll be moving soldiers there,” Trump said during his bilateral meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Monday.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister proposes to connect Baltic and Black seas

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, during his speech at the Yalta European Strategy conference (YES), proposed to connect the Baltic and Black seas. According to Honcharuk, Ukraine has already started discussions on several ambitious infrastructure projects. “We need to try to build and connect the Baltic and Black seas by water. It is possible, ” he said. Honcharuk added that

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Reuters: EU’s top court curtails Gazprom access to Nord Stream pipeline link

PGNiG Chief Executive Piotr Wozniak says Ukraine’s negotiating position will improve significantly. Europe’s top court on Tuesday overruled an EU decision allowing Russia’s Gazprom to ship more gas via the Opal gas pipeline, which links its Nord Stream pipeline to Germany. The ruling is politically charged as Poland and other eastern European nations fight Gazprom’s plans to double the capacity

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‘Poland Started WWII’: Russia Reacts to 80th Commemoration Snub

World leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday marked 80 years since the start of World War II in Poland. Russia, however, was not invited to Sunday’s commemorations because of its 2014 annexation of Crimea and actions in eastern Ukraine, a decision that Moscow had called baffling.  This is how Russian officials and

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U.S. to help Poland, Ukraine disconnect from Russian gas – Reuters

10:00, 01 September 2019 The Russia-Ukraine gas transit agreement is due to expire in January and Ukrainian energy authorities are worried that Moscow could stop gas supplies through Ukraine, leaving some Ukrainian regions without gas in winter. The United States, Poland, and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to enhance cooperation over secure gas supplies in the region which still relies on

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Poland to commemorate anniversary of WW2 start: Zelensky invited, Putin snubbed

Zelensky will take part in memorial events in Warsaw, Sep 1, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 2. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will pay an official two-day visit to Poland at the invitation of President Andrzej Duda. The Ukrainian President’s Office told UNIAN Zelensky on the first day of the visit, Aug

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Trump cancels Poland trip as hurricane heads to Florida

President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his planned weekend trip to Poland as Hurricane Dorian barrels toward Florida. Trump, announcing the last-minute change of plans at a Rose Garden signing ceremony, said it was “very important” for him to be in Washington to deal with the storm, which the National Hurricane Center predicts will make landfall on Labor Day as

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Lukashenko not to visit Poland on WW2 memorial events over Putin – media

Belarus will be represented by the country’s ambassador, officials say. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has turned down Poland’s invitation to participate in memorial events on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 2 because Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been invited to attend, sources say. Due to the fact that Polish leadership ignored

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Fake: Poland Wants To Increase Its EU Influence Because of Old Scores With Germany

Poland has agreed to the deployment of additional US troops on its territory because of “old historic scores” with Germany, Russian pro-Kremlin media announced last week. Looking to increase its influence in Eastern Europe Warsaw is resorting to fairy tales about Russian aggression that even Poles do not believe RT  declared, while RIA Novosti accused Poland of “indulging its American

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Molotov-Ribbentrop What? Do Russians Know Of Key World War II Pact?

August 22, 2019 17:30 GMT It’s an anniversary few in the Kremlin, or elsewhere in Russia for that matter, are keen to talk about — let alone remember in some way. Eighty years ago, on August 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union inked a nonaggression treaty that ushered in World War II. Commonly known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop

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German MP reacts to threats of U.S. Ambassador Grenell on withdrawal of U.S. troops to Poland

Dietmar Bartsch, the chairman of the Left Party faction in the German Bundestag, advised the Americans to remove their nuclear weapons from Germany in case of withdrawal of troops If the United States decides to move its troops from Germany to Poland, it should also remove its nuclear weapons from the country. Such advice was given by Dietmar Bartsch, the

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U.S. might pull troops from Germany to Poland if Berlin does not increase NATO defense spending

Currently, more than 33 000 U.S. military and another 17 000 civilian employees are deployed at the military bases in Germany The United States will be forced to relocate its military bases from Germany to Poland if Berlin does not increase defense spending. This statement was voiced by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell in response to the reluctance of

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