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  • 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 …

  • Poland explains why Putin is not invited to World War II commemoration

    Krzysztof Szczerski, Chief of Cabinet for Polish President Andrzej Duda, explained the president’s decision not to invite Vladimir Putin to the events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Radio Liberty reports.

    Szczerski told the Polish Press Agency that Poland will commemorate the date alongside representatives of countries that cooperate with Warsaw to ensure peace on the basis of compliance with international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial …

  • Poland to spend record $48.9 billion on army upgrades

    The technical plan to modernize the Polish army will require 185 billion Polish złotys (around $48.9 billion) in financing for the several programs it includes. The relevant document has already been signed by Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, the Polish government website reports.

    “This is a record plan in terms of the amount of financing,” Błaszczak observed.

    According to the minister, the programs included in the plan reflect the army’s current objectives. One of them is to “reinforce …

  • Future Polish ambassador to Kyiv: Ukraine building its identity on 'often false images of the past'

    Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki, who is soon to become his country’s ambassador to Kyiv, believes that Ukraine is forming its identity on “simplified and often false images of the past”. 

    “The Ukrainian government is trying to build an identity on simplified and often false images of the past because the modern consciousness of Ukrainian society lacks well-defined uniting elements. In this situation, it is clear why Donald Tusk was pointedly welcomed in Kyiv and Lviv. His …

  • Pro-Russian group in Poland submits complaint with Prosecutor's Office over Ukrainian activists

    An unregistered Polish political party called “Change” filed a complaint with the Prosecutor’s office in Warsaw about the Euromaidan-Warsaw activists. Polish Radio reported that Ukrainians were accused of contempt of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.

    Members of the party drew attention to October 7th last year when Euromaidan-Warsaw activists started picketing the Embassy of Russia Federation on the center of Warsaw. During the protest, participants used placards where Putin was …