Contents tagged with Poland

  • Polish Foreign Minister: meeting between Putin and Duda is possible

    Polish President Andrzej Duda can meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, stated the Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz in an interview for the newspaper Kommersant.

    “I am sure that the meetings between our leaders should take place. First, the meetings should be well prepared at the interdepartmental level," he said. Czaputowicz noted that despite consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers, they cannot yet organize even a meeting of the Foreign Ministers. This is …

  • Poland expects a decision on NATO base by spring 2019

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz hopes that the decision on the deployment of a NATO base will be made in spring 2019.

    The diplomat said that there is a need for investments to expand and adapt the existing infrastructure. In addition, no decision on the location of the new base has been made. This largely depends on the position of the US Congress and the conclusions of the administrations of the US President and the Pentagon, Czaputowicz stressed.

    When asked when it is expected for …

  • Previously unknown remnants of Soviet nuclear bases discovered in Poland

    It is reported that Polish Archaeologist Grzegorz Kiarszys discovered the unknown elements of Soviet bases by analyzing the intelligence materials of the CIA.

    It is noted that three large nuclear weapon stores were established in the territory of Poland – in Templewo, Brzeźnica-Kolonia and Podborsko. All of these stores had a monumental concrete seven meters long shelter dug into the ground which was intended to preserve nuclear warheads. Until the early 1990s, the information about these …

  • Polish President reminds that signatories of Budapest Memorandum pledged to protect Ukraine

    After Kyiv acceded to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 1994, the United Nations made a clear violation of the Budapest Memorandum, by which Russia, the US and Great Britain guaranteed Ukraine's security and respect for its sovereignty and territorial integrity, said Polish President Andrzej Duda in his speech at a meeting of the UN Security Council.

    He believes that in order to be respected, it is very important that the international community abide by its obligations …

  • Stoltenberg and Lavrov discuss creation of new US military base in Poland

    NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg spoke about his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, where they discussed the question of creating an American military base on the territory of Poland, reports RIA Novosti.

    “We discussed this (issue of the American base in Poland) during the meeting,” Stoltenberg said.

    At the same time, the Secretary-General did not disclose the details of the conversation with Lavrov regarding the …

  • Media: Poland dissatisfied with statements of Ukrainian ambassador

    The Polish government harshly criticized Ukrainian Ambassador Andrii Deshchytsia’s statement about the need to restore the destroyed Ukrainian monuments in Poland, DT.UA reports, citing a source in the Polish government, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

    According to the source, Ukrainian Ambassador Andrii Deshchytsia crossed the red line when he announced on the Polish radio RMF24 that Ukraine will allow Poland to carry out exhumation work only after the restoration of the destroyed …

  • Poland rejects European Commission demands to revise judicial reform

    Polish authorities do not intend to comply with the demands of the European Commission to revise judicial reform, reported the press service of the Polish Foreign Ministry.

    The Ministry noted that "in accordance with the EU agreements, justice is within the jurisdiction of the EU member countries themselves." At the same time, the ministry stressed that the law on the Supreme Court is aimed at combating corruption. "If the European Commission still has some doubts, it can file a complaint to …

  • Lithuania promises not support the EU sanctions against Poland

    Lithuania will oppose the sanctions against Poland imposed by the European Union, stated the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius during the meeting in Vilnius with his Polish colleague, Jacek Czaputowicz, Polish Radio reports.

    "We will oppose the sanctions against Poland. This dialogue is very complicated but we believe that the result will be positive. Our neighbors also want to improve relations with the European Union in the context of the rule of law. Ultimatums and strong …

  • Poland promises to protect Hungary against EU sanctions

    Poland will vote against any possible sanctions against Hungary coming from European organizations, said Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz in a statement that was published on the Ministry’s website. Earlier, the European Parliament took an unprecedented decision to impose sanctions against Hungary for the “destruction of democratic institutions.”

    The Polish Foreign Ministry expressed its concern at the European Parliament’s decision. “Each EU Member State has a sovereign …

  • Ex-President of Poland nominates Sentsov for Nobel Peace Prize

    Polish ex-President Lech Walesa nominated the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, currently imprisoned in Russia, for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Polish Film Academy reported.

    Walesa noted that various international human rights organizations have already considered Sentsov's sentence illegal. In addition, according to the former President of Poland, the courage of a political prisoner, who does not require his own liberation, deserves attention.

    In the late 1980s, Lech Walesa led the “ …