Contents tagged with Antoni Macierewicz

  • Ex-defense Minister of Poland: restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty is a priority

    The former Polish Defense Minister stressed that Moscow does not have any special rights in Europe or anywhere else in the world. Macierewicz assured that Poland will never accept Russia’s attempts to redraw the borders of Ukraine.  “Ukraine is an important, independent state whose interests should be respected as well as the interests of any other country.  And the restoration of its territorial integrity remains a priority for Poland,” the former Polish Defense Minister, Antoni Macierewicz …

  • Polish defense minister: Russia preparing for offensive operations

    The recent Zapad 2017 large-scale Russian-Belarusian military exercises are evidence that Russia is preparing for offensive operations, said Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, as reported by Ukrinform.

    “The Zapad 2017 exercises ended two months ago. They were held in the space between the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea, and even involved the launches of Iskander ballistic missiles, which can carry nuclear warheads. The Russians were not preparing for defense, but for aggression,” …

  • Polish Minister of Defense says Poland will receive Patriot missile systems in 2019

    Minister of National Defense of Poland Antoni Macierewicz has stated that the first shipment of the American Patriot surface-to-air missile systems with anti-ballistic missile capability is expected in Poland within a couple of years. Polskie Radio broadcasted the information.

    According to Macierewicz, the shipment of weapons was already confirmed by the American aerospace and defense company Raytheon.

    The minister also mentioned the Narew procurement program for short range (up to 25 …

  • Polish Ministry of Defense: Ukraine’s information about Russian troops staying in Belarus after Zapad-2017 exercises should be taken seriously

    During a broadcast of Polish TV on Saturday, Polish Defense Minister, Antoni Macierewicz, stated that the Ukrainians are very well informed about the joint Russian-Belarusian exercises Zapad 2017, and suggested that   Ukraine’s information about that Russian troops staying in Belarus after these exercise should be taken seriously.

    "We are carefully studying the information from Ukraine. Ukraine is very well-versed in the affairs of Russians. I would treat their information very seriously," …

  • Ukraine undertakes defense of Europe: Polish Defense Minister impressed with parade in Kyiv

    The parade of troops that took place in Kyiv on the occasion of Ukrainian Independence Day has made a great impression on Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. He spoke about this with journalists following discussions with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

    "I want to say clearly and intelligibly that for me it was a great honor to be a participant in the celebration of Ukraine's Independence Day, a parade under your leadership, Minister [Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak - Ed.]," The …

  • Polish Minister of Defense: Soviet Union was in collusion with Nazi Germany

    Minister of National Defence for Poland Antoni Macierewicz believes that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was guilty of collusion with Nazi Germany. According to him, the goal of this "deal" was the extermination of the Poles.

    In his speech on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, he stated that "independent Poland was crushed because of the criminal German and Soviet regimes."

    According to local media, Macierewicz also said that the desire to restore the " …

  • Polish Defense Minister accuses Tusk of making a deal with Putin

    Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has accused the former Prime Minister of Poland and current President of the European Council Donald Tusk of making an “illegal deal” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by Polskie Radio.

    According to Macierewicz, Tusk deliberately did not order an investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk because he had made an agreement about it with Russia.

    “Premier Donald Tusk made an illegal deal with Vladimir Putin at the expense of Poland, …

  • Antoni Macierewicz: Poland is subject to Russian provocations on a daily basis

    The Polish Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz, discussed the threats coming from Russia. According to the Minister, only those countries bordering the Russian Federation realize how dangerous the situation is.

    Macierewicz indicated that Poland is subject to Russian provocations on a daily basis. Among these provocations, the Polish Minister listed the violation of military space, increased military presence in Kaliningrad and the deployment of Iskander missile systems.

    In his …

  • Macierewicz: Poland is Under Threat from Foreign Aggression

    Polish Defense Minister, Antoni Macierewicz, during a broadcast on Radio Maryja, claimed that Poland is more at risk of attack than other countries.

    "An aggressor’s avalanche may fall upon us. That is why we must take the opportunity to make decisions about our defense strategies. It may even mean upsetting our allies who support our security, if our government considers it necessary," said Macierewicz.

    The Minister also declared that Poland will raise the question at the NATO summit about …