Contents tagged with Poland

  • Large-scale multinational Dragon-2017 military exercises begin in Poland

    The large-scale Dragon-17 military exercises, in which more than 17 thousand servicemen from Poland, NATO countries, and other countries are taking part, began in Poland, Radio Poland reported.

    According to the Deputy Minister of Defense of Poland Michael Dvorchik, the purpose of the exercises is to work on joint actions of Polish and foreign troops in a threatening situation.

    “The scenario assumes that a neighboring country intends to gain access to resources in the territory of our country. …

  • Ukraine and Poland continue collaboration on upgrading Polish MiG-29s

    Ukraine and Poland are continuing their collaboration in the program to upgrade the aircraft weaponry of Poland’s MiG-29 aicraft, Interfax-Ukraine reported with reference to Ukraine’s state-run Spetstechnoexport.

    During the international defense exhibition MSPO-2017, which took place at the start of September in Kielce (Poland), the Ukrainian company signed an agreement with Polish WB Electronics to develop further the bilateral consortium formed in 2016, as well as a new contract to produce …

  • A thousand tanks and howitzers from the United States arrived in Poland

    On September 13, American military equipment arrived in the port of Gdansk, Radio Poland reports.

    More than a thousand pieces of American military equipment from the Second Anti-tank Brigade Combat Team were unloaded at the port, including Abrams tanks, Bradley combat vehicles, Paladin howitzers and other combat equipment. This is the first shipment of equipment to arrive in Poland under the initiative Operation Atlantic Resolve.

    According to General Jaroslaw Mika, General Commander of Poland’ …

  • Poland summons Ukrainian ambassador over Saakashvili

    Polish politicians are following the situation around the case of former president of Georgia, former governor of the Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili. The ambassador of Ukraine was summoned to the Foreign Ministry of Poland, Radio Libert reported.

    "The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland to provide explanations," the report said, citing the Polish MEP Saryusz-Wolski.

    A number of Polish media published Saryusz-Wolski's statement. Wolski had arrived in Przemyśl …

  • Saakashvili breaks past border guards into Ukrainian territory

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and his supporters managed to break through a cordon of Ukrainian border guards who blocked his way at the Shehyni border crossing and denied him entry into Ukraine. 

    Saakashvili moved forward for some time in a tight ring of escorts, after which he was given a car, NewsOne reports. The politician himself said that he was heading for Lviv.

    Ukrainian MP Yuriy Derevyanko commented that after the cordon had been broken, the law enforcement officials …

  • Berlin calls Polish demands for the payment of reparations groundless

    Germany has refused to pay Poland additional reparations for damages inflicted during the Second World War. "From the point of view of the federal government, there is no basis for and legal effectiveness in questioning the refusal of reparations in 1953," said official German government official Steffen Seibert, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

    According to Seibert, Germany has already been held accountable for the "unthinkable crimes" committed by the Nazis during the war. In addition, …

  • Russia protests the demolition by Poland of the Mausoleum of the Red Army soldiers

    The Russian Ambassador sent a note to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Polish Foreign Ministry in connection with the demolition of the Mausoleum of the Red Army Soldiers in the Polish city of Trzcianka (Wielkopolska Voivodship), as stated by the head of the Ministry of Defense of Russia on the memorialization of those killed in the defense of the Fatherland, Vladimir Popov, Interfax reports.

    "The Polish authorities, without the notification and consent of the Russians, …

  • Polish Foreign Ministry: UN peacekeepers in Donbas need to be deployed on the border with Russia

    The deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in the Donbas is possible only with the consent of and close cooperation with the Ukrainian authorities, as stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, reports Onet.pl.

    "The appropriate place for the presentation and preparation of such initiatives is the UN Security Council, and we expect concrete proposals at the Council meeting ... A necessary condition for the success of such a mission would be the preparation of a mandate [of the UN …

  • Ukraine concludes a contract with Polish companies for repair of 144 km of roads

    Polish companies Unnibep and Drog-Bud have signed an agreement with Ukravtodor (Ukrainian State Agency for Automobile Roads) to repair Ukrainian roads near the Polish border. The 144 kilometers of road near the Polish border will be repaired for 60 million euros, which "Warsaw lent to Kyiv," as indicated by the head of Ukravtodor, the former Minister of Transportation of Poland, Slawomir Nowak, Radio Poland reported.

    "These road projects should show the Poles that high-quality roads can be …

  • Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom to help bring Poland’s T-72 tanks up to NATO standards

    The state-owned concern Ukroboronprom plans to be involved in the program to upgrade the T-72 tanks in the Polish Armed Forces so that they comply with NATO standards.

    As reported by Ukroboronprom’s press service on Thursday, one of the options for upgrading the Polish T-72s, a PT-17 tank, upgraded jointly by Ukroboronprom and Polish Zaklady Mechaniczne “Bumar-Labedy” S.A, was presented to a potential client during the International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2017, held in Kielce (Poland) …