Contents tagged with Poland

  • President of Belarus will not attend World War II commemoration in Poland out of solidarity with Putin

    Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported why the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko refused Poland’s invitations to take in commemorative events dedicated to 80th anniversary of the beginning of the World War II.According to the newspapers source in Minsk, by not going to Poland, Lukashenko expressed solidarity with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was not invited by Polish President Andrzej Duda.Instead of Lakashenko, the Belarusian Ambassador to Poland will participate in these …

  • Poland to sell Ukraine American liquefied natural gas

    By the end of 2019, the Polish company PGNiG intends to start supplying Ukraine with natural gas obtained from the regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipped to Poland from the US. This will be a “real breakthrough” in the creation of a “transatlantic gas supply corridor from the US to Ukraine,” said Dale Perry, president of the company Energy Resources of Ukraine (ERU).

    According to Yaroslav Mudriy, director of ERU Trading, the gas bought from PGNiG will be kept in underground …

  • Poland allocates funds for restoration of cultural heritage in Ukraine

    The budget of the National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad Polonika in 2019 is about 6 million zlotys ($1.52 million USD). 3.8 million zlotys ($1 million USD) are intended for the restoration of monuments in Ukraine, reports the newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

    Polish restorers have already removed six statues of the apostles from the fence of the Latin Cathedral in Lviv (Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) to restore them.

    Other projects include the …

  • Polish Prime Minister proposes new NATO base in Poland

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki considers it necessary to host an additional contingent of US troops and establish a long-term NATO base in Poland, he told the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview.

    Morawiecki commented on the need to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank. In his opinion, the US should not weaken its military presence in Poland or in Germany. “It’s not a question of ‘one or the other’. We need a NATO base in Ramstein (Germany), and we need a new NATO base in Poland, …

  • Poland opposes transfer of US troops from Germany

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, in an interview with  the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, commented on the US plans to redeploy its military from Germany to Poland, because Berlin doesn't plan to increase its budget for NATO.

    Czaputowicz didn't support this idea, noting that US troops provide security for Poland even from the German territory. According to him, the US provides a "backup" in case of "attack from Russia," but they manage it well even from a distance.

    Also, the Minister …

  • Warsaw: the US troops in Poland are an important deterrent for Russia

    The U.S. troops in Poland are crucial to deterring Russia, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.

    "Russia will think twice whether to resort to military actions if it sees international troops in Poland, especially American ones," he explained.

    Polsat news agency reports that Czaputowicz believes that Warsaw should be ready to new "violations of international law" or "aggressive policy" on the part of Moscow.

    Earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Berlin Richard Grenell said that he does not …

  • Poland to hike tariff on Russian gas transit

    The Polish government plans to revise the conditions pertaining to the transit of Russian gas through the country after the current contract expires, Polish Secretary of State for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski told the press.

    According to the official, 29 billion cubic meters of Russian gas are pumped through Poland every year, but the tariffs are so low that the country only receives 21 million zloty (around $5.4 million) in revenue from it.

    “It’s just business. We will try …

  • Poland: Putin’s attendance at WWII anniversary would be inappropriate

    It would be inappropriate for Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, said Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin.

    Sasin called the Russian president “the leader of a country that is using armed aggression against its neighbors”. “And I think that it would be inappropriate to commemorate the anniversary of armed aggression against Poland with the attendance of a leader who is using the same methods against his …

  • For the first time in history Ukraine receives oil from the US

    The first batch of oil from the USA arrived at the port of the Ukrainian city of Odesa. According to the press service of the port, 75 thousand tons of Bakken grade oil was purchased by PJSC Ukrtatnafta and will be processed at the Kremenchuk oil refinery.

    The tanker Wisdom Venture, which sails under the flag of Hong Kong, delivered the oil. The next tanker with Bakken oil is expected to arrive in Odessa in August this year.

    Russian Senator Franz Klintsevich made a skeptical comment in social …

  • Poland: Russia helped unleash World War II

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz explained to his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov why Russia has not been invited to the commemorative events for the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in September. According to Czaputowicz, Russia has not and will not be invited, because they want to commemorate “in a European circle”. The Polish minister also remarked that in 1939, it was Russia that freed Adolf Hitler’s hands, Sieci reports.

    “States from NATO, the European Union and the …