Contents tagged with Duda

  • 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 respond.

    "This threat is, of course, widely known. This is Russia's aggressive policy. We …

  • Polish President cancels visit to Ukraine planned for April 13

    Polish President Andrzej Duda canceled a visit to Ukraine scheduled for April 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports that the visit of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda to Ukraine to commemorate the Polish victims of the Katyn massacre will not take place due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the world," – said the Ukrainian Ministry f …

  • Zelensky: Polish president to visit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that his Polish colleague Andrzej Duda might visit Ukraine in 2020.

    “This year we are planning to hold a number of joint events. I believe that one of them will be a visit by Mr President Duda to Ukraine,” said Zelensky during a joint press conference with Duda in Warsaw.

    In May 2020, Poland will hold presidential elections.

    During the first four years of his presidency, Duda visited Ukraine four times.

    However, Duda’s last visit was accompanied …

  • Polish President slams World Holocaust Forum organizers for 'distorting history'

    Polish President Andrzej Duda is convinced that his decision to boycott this year’s World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem was correct. He also reproached the event’s organizers for “distorting history” and ignoring the role of Poland and Poles in World War II, Gazeta Prawna reports.

    Duda drew attention to the fact that the films shown at the forum did not include any statements made by Poles. He also pointed out that he, as the president of the country whose invasion by Nazi Germany started WWII, …

  • Polish President Duda urges Europe not to ignore threat from Russia

    Polish President Andrzej Duda called for solidarity in putting pressure on the Russian Federation to protect the Central-Eastern region of Europe, reports Polish radio.

    During a meeting with leaders of the Arraiolos group in Greece, Duda warned the European Union against ignoring the threat from Russia and called for solidarity in the fight against Russian aggression.

    "Countries that are located in the immediate reach of Russian ballistic missiles can say a lot about how dangerous Russia is," …

  • Polish president: Former relations with Russia cannot be restored

    During a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, Polish President Andrzej Duda criticized Russia’s policies and accused it of “realizing imperial ambitions”.

    Talking to the press in Warsaw, Duda said that Russia is trying to change countries’ borders using military methods, and that this cannot be responded to with indifference.

    This is why he did not support the idea of reinstating Russia in the Group of Eight format, even though this was proposed by US President Donald Trump.

    “It’s a …

  • Polish president: Sanctions on Russia must be maintained to avoid repeat of world war

    During his address in Warsaw on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the West to maintain sanctions on Russia in order to prevent another world war, Onet.pl reports.

    “Georgia in 2008, Ukraine in 2014. To this day, the occupation, prisoners of war, and provocations continue. We must be resolute. It is our responsibility to the communities of Europe and the world that there never again be armed aggression,” said Duda, after calling for the …

  • Poland: Russia helped unleash World War II

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz explained to his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov why Russia has not been invited to the commemorative events for the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in September. According to Czaputowicz, Russia has not and will not be invited, because they want to commemorate “in a European circle”. The Polish minister also remarked that in 1939, it was Russia that freed Adolf Hitler’s hands, Sieci reports.

    “States from NATO, the European Union and the …

  • Poland agrees to buy extra 1.5 million tons of LNG annually from US

    The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has agreed to buy 1.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from the American company Venture Global LNG, over and above the amount agreed on in the contract signed by the firms in 2018, PGNiG told the press on Wednesday.

    At the end of 2018, PGNiG signed a contract with Venture Global LNG to supply Poland with 2 million tons of LNG per year (2.7 billion cubic meters of gas after regasification) for 20 years, staring in 2023. Now the annual …

  • US to send drone squadron and 1,000 troops to Poland

    The US intends to transfer additional military forces to Poland, where it already has 4,500 of its troops stationed, announced US President Donald Trump after a meeting with his Polish colleague President Andrzej Duda.

    As part of the declaration to expand military cooperation signed by Trump and Duda on Thursday in Warsaw, a contingent of an additional 1,000 US troops will be sent to Poland, as well as a squadron of reconnaissance drones.

    A new military airfield will also be built “for …