Contents tagged with Poland

  • Russian bikers refused entry to Poland

    Polish border guards refused entry to the Night Wolves motorcycle club members travelling to the motor rally “Roads of Victory - to Berlin 2019”.

    The incident occurred on the Belarusian-Polish border, where the Night Wolves club members gathered, arriving not only from Russia but also from Germany, Poland and Italy.

    “Yesterday we said that there were no problems at the border,” wrote representatives of the Night Wolves Polish branch Nocne Wilki on their Facebook account on May 1. …

  • Belarus loses at least $100 million due to poor quality oil from Russia

    Belarus has partially resumed its exportation of light oil products to Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states, after being forced to suspend it due to poor quality oil from Russia. However, its losses have already exceeded $100 million.

    “We are now assessing the losses we have experienced in April. At present, they are in the region of $100 million in terms of lost revenue from oil products,” commented Vladimir Sizov, deputy head of the Belarusian state oil concern Belneftekhim on Thursday 25 …

  • Poland reports deterioration of Russian oil quality

    Poland has recorded a deterioration in the quality of oil received from Belarus via the Druzhba pipeline, reports Forsal citing the Polish pipeline operator PERN.

    PERN received a fax from Gomeltransneft, which reported an increased content of organochlorine compounds in the raw materials, and later “noted this in crude oil that entered Poland”. PERN informed the Polish and German refineries about the decline in oil quality.

    “We are monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis,” stated the …

  • Poland plans to abandon post-Soviet military aircraft

    President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, stated that Poland wants to abandon the post-Soviet era military aircraft and buy the latest, fifth-generation military equipment, in particular, American F-35 aircraft, reports Ukrinform.

    “We would like Polish aviation to completely abandon the post-Soviet aircraft, and to be able to fly the best aircraft in the world,” said Duda. He expressed hope that Poland would be able to buy American F-35 aircraft.

    “This is a very ambitious and expensive program. We …

  • Foreign ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania advocate in favor of Ukraine joining NATO

    Ukraine and Georgia should become members of NATO to help strengthen security in the Black Sea region which is being fundamentally undermined by Russian actions.

    The topic was broached at the trilateral meeting held in Ankara between the Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania, reports Ukrinform.

    “From a security point of view, our countries (located in the Black Sea region) are going through similar problems... Countries such as Georgia and Ukraine should join NATO. We also note that …

  • EU to spend €215 million to remove Poland's dependency on Russian gas

    The EU government has decided to allocate €215 million to the construction of the Baltic Pipe, a pipeline that will transport gas from Norwegian deposits through Denmark to Poland.

    The Polish gas operator Gaz-System will receive the funds for construction of the pipeline. The company announced on Monday that it had signed the relevant agreement with the EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).

    The financing will be used to build the underwater section of the pipe that will …

  • Ukraine thanks Poland for refusing Russia’s sailboat Sedov entry into its waters

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, in his microblog on Twitter thanked Poland for the decision to ban the Russian training sailboat Sedov from entering its territorial waters.

    “Thanks to the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki for the decision to refuse the Russian sailboat Sedov to enter the territorial waters of the country,” wrote Klimkin.

    The Ukrainian minister noted that Crimea is the territory of Ukraine and stressed that Russia "must be held responsible for its illegal …

  • Poland denies entry to Russian sailing ship because of Crimean cadets on board

    On Friday, the press secretary of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ewa Suwara, announced that the Polish government denied entry into its territorial waters to the Russian sailing ship Sedov carrying cadets from the city 0f Kerch, reports the Polish Press Agency.

    “The prime minister’s decision is negative. We believe that allowing the ship to enter Poland’s territorial waters would contradict the policy of respecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the non-recognition of the …

  • Poland accuses Russia of inflating gas prices

    For many years, Poland has been buying gas from Gazprom for higher prices than it would have paid its European suppliers and, as a result, has suffered multibillion-dollar losses, said Peter Naimsky, the Polish government's chief representative on the development of energy infrastructure, at the 7th National Energy Summit held in Gdańsk, Radio Poland reported.

    According to the official, from 2001–2018 alone, Poland lost from 50 billion to 100 billion zlotys (at the current exchange rate from € …

  • Poland to demand $900 billion in reparations from Germany

    Poland intends to demand reparations from Germany for the damage suffered during the Second World War in the amount of at least 900 billion dollars, stated the deputy of the Polish Sejm Janusz Shevchak, who is a member of the parliamentary group on the assessment of the amount of compensation.

    “As long as Germany does not pay off Poland’s debt for World War II, and we are talking about an amount of no less than $900 billion, it should maintain exceptional restraint when it comes to attacks on …