Contents tagged with Poland

  • Russia jails Polish citizen on espionage charges

    On June 25, the Moscow City Court sentenced a Polish citizen Marian Radzaevski to 14 years in hard labor detention center for the espionage.

    The trial was closed as the materials of the case were classified, reports Interfax.

    According to investigators, Radzaevski tried to organize the export of military products to Poland, as well as to pass military information that included “state secrets” to Poland.

    He was allegedly looking for an opportunity to obtain secret components of the S-300 air …

  • Baltic countries and EU confirm plan to disconnect from Russian power grid

    The leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland have signed a roadmap agreement with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice-President Maros Sefcovic to synchronize their energy networks with that of continental Europe, the EC announced on its website. The Baltic states’ electricity networks will be de-synchronized from those of Russia and Belarus.

    Full synchronization of the Baltic states’ networks with Europe’s through Poland should be achieved by 2025. “My Commission …

  • Poland wants to connect gas pipeline to Ukrainian gas transportation system

    The representative of the Polish government for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Peter Naimsky said that Poland is ready to launch the pipeline with a volume of two thousand billion cubic meters, which will connect the Polish gas transmission system with the Ukrainian system in Hermanowice.

    "We are ready if necessary, to start the pipeline, which will connect the Polish system with the Ukrainian system in Hermanowice. Its capacity is 2 billion cubic meters. It's not much, but in case if …

  • Warsaw: US military will be stationed in Poland to contain threat from Russia

    Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaschak said the US troops will be stationed at six military bases in the East of the country, reports Polskie Radio.

    According to him, NATO forces are ready to contain a possible military threat, mainly from Russia.

    Blaschak said that Warsaw and Washington will decide on the exact location of US troops in a separate agreement.

    Last week, the presidents of the United States and Poland agreed to transfer thousands of American soldiers and a squad of …

  • Poland begins largest military drills of the year

    Poland has started the Dragon-19 military exercises in collaboration with 18 thousand soldiers from 12 NATO countries using 2.5 thousand units of military equipment.

    These are the largest military drills to take place in Poland this year, as reported by Polish Radio.

    The drills are being held on land, at sea, in the air and in cyberspace. Their main goal is to check if the Polish units are compatible with those of the allied forces, which were deployed to Poland to strengthen NATO’s eastern …

  • Poland agrees to buy extra 1.5 million tons of LNG annually from US

    The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has agreed to buy 1.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from the American company Venture Global LNG, over and above the amount agreed on in the contract signed by the firms in 2018, PGNiG told the press on Wednesday.

    At the end of 2018, PGNiG signed a contract with Venture Global LNG to supply Poland with 2 million tons of LNG per year (2.7 billion cubic meters of gas after regasification) for 20 years, staring in 2023. Now the annual …

  • Polish official who organized President Kaczynski’s last flight was convicted in Poland

    The Polish court sentenced the former Chief of Staff of Prime Minister Tomasz Arabski. He was responsible for coordinating the last flight of Polish President Lech Kaczynski to Smolensk in 2010, reports RIA Novosti News Agency.

    Arabski was found guilty of failure to perform his official duties while organizing the flight. According to the prosecution, the Tu-154M aircraft was not supposed to land at the airport, and the pilots did not have relevant landing maps and information.

    Arabski was …

  • US to send drone squadron and 1,000 troops to Poland

    The US intends to transfer additional military forces to Poland, where it already has 4,500 of its troops stationed, announced US President Donald Trump after a meeting with his Polish colleague President Andrzej Duda.

    As part of the declaration to expand military cooperation signed by Trump and Duda on Thursday in Warsaw, a contingent of an additional 1,000 US troops will be sent to Poland, as well as a squadron of reconnaissance drones.

    A new military airfield will also be built “for …

  • Warsaw and Washington agree to increase number of US troops in Poland

    The Chief of the Cabinet of the Polish President, Krzysztof Szczerski, said that the country has concluded talks on increasing the number of US troops, as reported by Polskie Radio. According to him, Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump would have to approve the  agreement.

    “As the political leaders of the countries, the presidents will decide whether or not they are satisfied with the deal. If so, we envision this political agreement will happen when the President of …

  • Poland wants to get the F-35 aicraft if the United States does not deliver them to Turkey

    Polish authorities are hoping to push for American F-35 fighter jets if the United States cancels the delivery of these aircraft to Turkey, RIA Novosti reports citing a Polish source familiar with the matter.

    Dissatisfied with Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, the Unites States is trying to give Ankara an ultimatum, threatening to refuse to supply Turkey with F-35 fighter jets. At the same time, the purchase of the F-35 is part of the plan to modernize the …