Category Archives: Poland

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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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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