Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland negotiates purchase of additional missile systems from USA

    The Polish Defense Ministry is in talks with the United States on the acquisition of Patriot missile systems and HIMARS artillery rockets systems, stated Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak.

    “In March 2018, I signed an agreement with the American side on the purchase of a Patriot missile system. We are currently negotiating on further contracts, for example, the purchase of HIMARS systems. We are waiting for the consent of the US Congress. The State Department has already given consent. …

  • Poland: by attacking Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait Russia proves it is part of the conflict

    During a discussion regarding the militarization of the Crimea, the Black and Azov Sea, at the OSCE meeting, the Polish Foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputowicz stated that the attack by attacking Ukrainian military ships in the Kerch Strait, Russia had proven  that it is a part of the ongoing conflict, Evropeyska Pravda reports.

    Czaputowicz noted the legal importance of Russia officially recognizing the attack of their military on Ukrainian ships.

    “Now Russia cannot deny that it is not a part of …

  • Russia threatens Europe with retaliatory nuclear strike

    Russia will certainly respond to the US’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, if such a step is ultimately taken, Russia’s Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Wednesday.

    According to him, any European countries which agree to host American missile launchers will inevitably become the targets of a Russian response strike.

    “As military professionals, you must understand that it is not the US, but the countries that have American systems with …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Russia remains ‘a very dangerous partner’

    Polish Foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputowicz, stated that the recent incident in the Kerch Strait shows that "to protect its infrastructure, Russia may resort to the use of force," reports Polskie Radio.

    According to the Polish Foreign Minister, the Kerch conflict was an important signal to the international community that Moscow remains "a very dangerous partner." He added that Warsaw will call for a “decisive reaction to Russian aggression”, in particular at the level of the European Union, …

  • Poland and Denmark sign agreement to build gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

    Poland and Denmark have agreed to go ahead with the Baltic Pipe, which will span 900 km of the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and is scheduled to start supplying Poland with Norwegian gas in 2022.

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted that the agreement had been signed on November 30.

    “Today we were able to make a quantum leap towards the security and independence of the Polish energy sector. An investment decision was made to create the strategic Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which will …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: After Russia’s aggression in Kerch strait there is a chance to stop Nord Stream 2

    At the press conference with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, in Kyiv, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz called for exerting pressure on countries that support the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project after Russia's aggression against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait.

    He noted that the international community’s position is divided. On the one hand, the European Commission, the United States, Poland and other countries believe that Nord Stream 2 should fall under the European …

  • Ukraine gives Poland evidence of Soviet repressions against Polish people

    Ukraine gave about sixty thousand pages of documents proving Soviet repressions against the Polish people in 1930 to the Polish Institute of National Remembrance or INR, Polish Radio reports.   According to INR head Marzena Kruk, the materials are now being studied and access to them will be open early next year.

    "For the first time we have access to such materials that are no longer separate orders or reports on carrying out Polish operations. We are getting to the so-called kernel, to …

  • Russia promises to retarget missiles if US base is established in Poland

    The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Vladimir Kozhin stated that Russia promises a response if the US establishes a military base in Poland, RIA Novosti reports.

    “Establishing such a base in close proximity to our borders will, without a doubt, pose a direct and clear threat [to Russia]. Russia will be forced to respond to this,” said Kozhin.

    Frants Klintsevich, a member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, also …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian migrant workers send $6.5 billion to Ukraine annually

    Ukrainian citizens working abroad send home about $6.5 billion annually, the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine, Andriy Reva said in an interview with Radio Svoboda.

    "People who work in Ukraine pay income tax, pay unified social tax. Their income is taken into account. And, as a rule, they cannot claim subsidies because they work transparently. They pay for government employees and retired people and in addition to supporting themselves. And those working abroad send money here. This $6.5 …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: After completing Nord Stream 2 Russia will continue war in Ukraine

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warns that once the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been built, nothing will hold Russia back from further aggression in Ukraine. He made a statement to this effect during the FOTAR conference in Hamburg, the Polish Press Agency reports.

    If the Ukrainian gas transmission system is no longer needed once the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been built, Morawiecki asks, “what will stop Vladimir Putin from going to Kyiv?”

    “You will be surprised by who I am going to …