Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland calls into question capabilities of Russian S-400 missile systems

    Russia’s S-400 anti-air missile system does not correspond to its stated characteristics, wrote Polish news outlet Gazeta.

    According to the Polish newspaper, the Russian aerial defense systems stationed in Kaliningrad are not capable of destroying aircraft in Polish airspace, because the detection range of the S-400’s radar depends directly on the topography and the curvature of the earth.

    For radar to detect a target, it must be raised several kilometers above the surface of the earth. At …

  • Ship with American liquefied gas for Ukraine arrives in Poland

    A ship carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US and destined for Ukraine arrived at the Polish LNG terminal in Świnoujście on November 19, the US Embassy in Kyiv announced.

    “U.S. liquefied gas (LNG) is coming to Ukraine! Another step in helping Ukraine achieve energy independence, a ship carrying the LNG destined for Ukraine arrived yesterday at the Świnoujście, Poland LNG landing terminal in the Baltic Sea,” the embassy wrote on Twitter.

    Ukraine signed an agreement in August with the …

  • Poland complains of overpaying billions for Russian gas

    For several years, the Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG (Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo) has overpaid Russia’s Gazprom at least €230 million per year, PGNiG CEO Piotr Woźniak told TVP Info in an interview. He said that since 2014 at least, PGNiG has paid roughly one billion zloty (about €233 million) too much for Russian gas – the different between Gazprom’s prices and market prices.

    Woźniak hopes that the Stockholm Arbitration Institute, which PGNiG has already …

  • Poland notifies Gazprom of intention to terminate gas supply contract

    The Board of Directors of the Polish national  oil and gas company PGNiG notified Russian gas giant Gazprom of its intention to terminate the binding contract for the purchase and sale of natural gas. The so-called Yamal contract was signed on September 25, 1996 and expires on December 31, 2022.

    In the Declaration of PGNiG, it is noted that deliveries of liquefied natural gas and fuel from other countries will replace the Russian gas supply.

    In the first half of 2019, Poland reduced purchases …

  • Belarusian President Lukashenko rules out appearance of Russian tanks in Poland

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said after parliamentary elections that Belarus and Russia are not going to send tanks against Poland, reports BelTA.

    The Belarusian President pointed out that Belarus has always been open to Poland, as it is one of the countries closest to it. He also added that Belarus is ready for close, friendly relations with Poland.

    According to Lukashenko, when such relations began to develop between Minsk and Warsaw, Poland began to "play along" with the …

  • Ukrainian war veteran detained in Poland: Interpol gave in to pressure from Russia and blacklisted us

    The Ukrainian war veteran Ihor Mazur, who was arrested in Poland and recently released on bail, believes that Interpol “gave in” to pressure from Russia and included persons wanted in Russia in its database.

    “I don’t think that someone ratted me out. It’s more likely that, in the last few months, Russia started actively working on an international level and, unfortunately, just like Denmark gave in and authorized the construction of Nord Stream 2, so somewhere Interpol gave in and decided to …

  • Poland releases detained Donbas war veteran

    A Ukrainian activist and participant in the war in Eastern Ukraine Ihor Mazur, who was detained in Poland based on Interpol's request, initiated by Russia, was released on Sunday, reports Ukraine's Ambassador to Poland, Andriy Deshchytsia, on his Facebook page. Earlier, Kyiv urged Polish authorities to release a detained Ukrainian activist. Polish Prosecutor also demanded the release of Ihor Mazur. Polish border guards detained Mazur on Friday on a request from Russia, which is demanding his …

  • Deputy Marshal of Polish Parliament: Poland will not extradite detained Donbas war veteran to Russia

    Deputy Marshal of the Polish Sejm (Parliament) Małgorzata Gosiewska said that Poland will not extradite Ihor Mazur to the Russian Federation. Under the standard procedure, on November 12, Interpol’s arrest warrant will be considered in the independent court.

    "The detention of Ihor Mazur at the Polish border is only a technical execution of international agreements and obligations by Poland. A civil activist and a veteran of the war in the Donbas, Georgia, and Chechnya became a victim of the …

  • Poland detains Donbas war veteran at Russia’s request

    In Poland, a Ukrainian military volunteer, a veteran of the war in the Donbas, one of the founders of the "Movement of Resistance to Capitulation" Igor Mazur, known as "Topol" was detained, as reported by the Movement of Resistance to Capitulation on Facebook.

    "We are doing everything possible to help our brother. But in this situation, a decisive position should be taken by our country, for freedom, independence, the territorial integrity of which our friend Topol has fought for decades," the …

  • Poland warns against rapprochement between Russia and France

    The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) has warned against the danger of rapprochement between Russia and France.

    In a corresponding bulletin published by PISM, Polish analysts state that the pursuit of French President Emmanuel Macron of the course aimed at closer cooperation with Moscow can undermine the unity within the European Union and NATO on several issues. The reason for such actions of the French President is an attempt to counteract the growing influence of China in the …