Contents tagged with Poland

  • Ukraine upgrades gas pipeline to expand gas reserve from Poland

    At the Komarno compressor station in Ukraine’s Lviv region, construction and installation work has been completed and a new stretch of pipeline connector has been commissioned, Ukraine’s national gas pipelines operator UkrTransGaz announced in a press statement.

    “The updated configuration of the linear part of the gas pipeline will allow us to transport the blue fuel in both the obverse and the reverse modes between Ukraine and Poland. The reconstruction will increase the capacity and …

  • 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," …

  • Deputy marshal of Polish parliament banned entry to Russia

    Russia has banned Malgorzata Gosiewska, Deputy Marshal of the Sejm of Poland, from entering the country.

    Gosiewska learned this on Sunday, September 29, while crossing the Polish-Belarusian border, Polish Radio reports.

    “Crossing my border took longer than usual. They also informed me that they are not happy with me and, more specifically, that I am banned from entering Russia. It’s not clear why Belarusian border guards informed me of this,” the deputy marshal explained.

    She also said that …

  • Poland donates more than $1 million to UN to help residents of Donbas

    Poland transferred funds to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to help those in need who reside in the territories of the Donbas  which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, reports Polish Mission to the UN on its Twitter.

    According to the report, more than $1 million was transferred for humanitarian aid to the residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    The necessary assistance will be provided to the most vulnerable, including the elderly and …

  • Polish Defense Minister: Poland no longer a second-class NATO member

    Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak accompanied president Andrzej Duda during his visit to the USA where Duda and Donald Trump signed a military declaration which assumes the increase in the number of American soldiers stationed in Poland. Mariusz Blaszczak said in an interview with Polskie Radio that this declaration is "a success for Poland".

    The minister reminded that this document which was signed by both presidents "adds to framework of cooperation that was set out in …

  • Poland refuses to extradite to Russia fugitive banker because of his membership with Jehovah's Witnesses

    Belsky Regional Court (Poland) refused to extradite Probusinessbank's former Vice-President Yaroslav Alekseev, reports TVP news outlet.

    The court ruled that Alekseev's extradition to Russia is "legally inadmissible" under Polish and international law. Judge Teresa Jędrzejas noted that it is also a possible violation of the rights of the accused in his homeland. According to human rights activists, detainees in Russia are subjected to torture and humiliation. She noted that Alekseev is a member …

  • Poland to create partisan army for protection against Russia

    Poland intends to use a partisan army in the event of a war with Russia. By 2024, the paramilitary structure will include an estimated 53,000 volunteers and will reinforce defense and the potential of the Polish army, said Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, as cited by the Bild newspaper.

    The article’s author, Dirk Müller Thederan, writes that if “the Russians really come”, Warsaw will resist them using all available means: fighters, missiles, helicopters and new transport aircraft. …

  • 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 to implement the project, Kyiv needs to agree with Poland and Belarus on 40 waterways. "It is important to …

  • US agrees to sell F-35 fighter jets to Poland

    The US State Department has approved the sale of 32 new F-35 military aircraft to Poland, reports the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (part of US Defense Department) .

    The contract includes the delivery of spare parts. The American side also undertakes to repair, train personnel, and provide the necessary equipment for the training. It also guarantees assistance in solving engineering, logistics and personnel issues related to the maintenance of fighter jets.

    The transaction value, …

  • EU Court restricts Gazprom's rights on OPAL pipeline

    The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in favor of Poland in its dispute with Russian gas company Gazprom over the Opal pipeline, reports the Polish Energy Ministry on Twitter.

    "The court overturned the decision of European Commission, that was giving the Russian concern the right to use the 100% of pipeline," reads the message of the the Polish Energy Ministry. The press service of the court stated that the previous order violated the principle of energy solidarity.

    Polish Minister …