Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland signs 5-year contract to ship liquefied gas from United States

    The PGNiG oil and gas company based in Poland has entered into a five-year contract with the Centrica electricity and gas supply international company for shipment of liquefied gas from the United States to a liquefied natural gas terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland on the Baltic Sea coast, as stated by President of the PGNiG Management Board Piotr Wozniak at a Washington-to-Warsaw video conference, the Ukrinform news agency reports.

    According to Wozniak, the agreement with Centrica brings the …

  • Poland says that the responsibility to normalize relations is on Ukraine

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski is disappointed with relations with Ukraine. He said on Polskie Radio that Ukraine refuses to implement certain bilateral agreements.

    Waszczykowski said that Poland is not in a dispute with Ukraine. Nevertheless, he believes that there is no progress between the countries in political, diplomatic, military and economic relations.

    “It’s been a few years since the start of a dialogue between Poland and Ukraine, but there is no progress in the …

  • Poland facing considerable fines for logging in Bialowieza Forest

    The European Court of Justice demanded that Poland immediately halt logging in the Białowieża Forest, the reserved primeval forest, or Warsaw will have to pay a very large fine.

    “Poland must immediately halt all deforestation works in the Białowieża forest with the exception of areas where the deforestation is needed in order to ensure public safety,” the top European court headquartered in Luxemburg said in its ruling published on the evening of November 20th.

    According to the court’s …

  • Poland dismantles Monument of Gratitude to Soldiers of the Red Army

    A monument of gratitude to the Soviet army was dismantled in the center of the Polish city of Szczecin, as stated by the Szczecin city administration, Polskie Radio reports.

    "The dismantling of the monument began on Wednesday. The column has been dismantled and within the next few days the foundation of the monument will be dismantled," Sylvia Tsiza-Slomsky, spokeswoman for the city administration of Szczecin, said.

    She added that "during the dismantling, the bas-reliefs and other parts of …

  • President of European Council: Poland’s policy is similar to Kremlin’s plan

    European Council President Donald Tusk criticized Poland for a number of disagreements with the EU. He believes that some controversial decisions by the country’s leadership may be related to the “Kremlin’s plan”, he wrote on his Twitter.

    “Strident dispute with Ukraine, isolation in the European Union, walking away from rule of law and judicial independence, attack on non-governmental sector and free media. Law & Justice strategy or Kremlin plan? Too similar to sleep well.,” Tusk wrote. …

  • Polish defense minister: Russia preparing for offensive operations

    The recent Zapad 2017 large-scale Russian-Belarusian military exercises are evidence that Russia is preparing for offensive operations, said Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, as reported by Ukrinform.

    “The Zapad 2017 exercises ended two months ago. They were held in the space between the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea, and even involved the launches of Iskander ballistic missiles, which can carry nuclear warheads. The Russians were not preparing for defense, but for aggression,” …

  • Kyiv and Warsaw agree to reduce ‘black list’ of Ukrainians banned from entering Poland

    Ukraine and Poland have agreed to optimize the list of Ukrainians who are banned from entering Poland. This was announced by Konstantin Eliseev, deputy head of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration, after a meeting with Krzysztof Szczerski, head of the Chancellery of the President of Poland, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “We agreed to work together to optimize it. This will mean a significant reduction, because, in our opinion, historians and representatives of civil society should not suffer from …

  • Kyiv summons Polish ambassador after Ukrainian official denied entry into Poland

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Polish Ambassador Jan Pieklo to a meeting after Poland denied entry to Svyatoslav Sheremet, Yevropeyska Pravda reports.

    The ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry following the incident which took place on the morning of November 18 on the Ukrainian-Polish border. On Saturday, the first Ukrainian from the “black list” initiated Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski was denied entry into Poland.

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry …

  • Poland urges Europe to abandon Russian gas

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said that his country does not intend to extend its gas supply contract with Russia, which is set to expire in 2022.

    In an interview with the Polish Radio, he stressed that Warsaw calls on other European countries to follow its example with regard to the Nord Stream 2 project.

    He cited Croatia as an example, which has the potential to diversify gas supplies to the EU.

    "We want to finish the Russian contract in 2022. Moreover, we urge other …

  • US Department of State approved the sale of Patriot missile systems to Poland

    The US State Department approved the sale of Patriot anti-missile systems to Poland as reported on Friday, November 17th by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The total value of the transaction is estimated at 8.9 billion euros (10.5 billion dollars). The final decision must be made by the US Congress.

    The deal will include 208 missiles for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system, 16 launchers, 4 radars, 4 control stations, spare parts, software, and equipment. In …