Contents tagged with Duda

  • Polish President Duda urges Europe not to ignore threat from Russia

    Polish President Andrzej Duda called for solidarity in putting pressure on the Russian Federation to protect the Central-Eastern region of Europe, reports Polish radio.

    During a meeting with leaders of the Arraiolos group in Greece, Duda warned the European Union against ignoring the threat from Russia and called for solidarity in the fight against Russian aggression.

    "Countries that are located in the immediate reach of Russian ballistic missiles can say a lot about how dangerous Russia is," …

  • Polish president: Former relations with Russia cannot be restored

    During a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, Polish President Andrzej Duda criticized Russia’s policies and accused it of “realizing imperial ambitions”.

    Talking to the press in Warsaw, Duda said that Russia is trying to change countries’ borders using military methods, and that this cannot be responded to with indifference.

    This is why he did not support the idea of reinstating Russia in the Group of Eight format, even though this was proposed by US President Donald Trump.

    “It’s a …

  • Polish president: Sanctions on Russia must be maintained to avoid repeat of world war

    During his address in Warsaw on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the West to maintain sanctions on Russia in order to prevent another world war, Onet.pl reports.

    “Georgia in 2008, Ukraine in 2014. To this day, the occupation, prisoners of war, and provocations continue. We must be resolute. It is our responsibility to the communities of Europe and the world that there never again be armed aggression,” said Duda, after calling for the …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • President Duda wants to secure Poland's membership in the EU and NATO in the Constitution

    During the celebration of Poland’s Constitution Day, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the state's membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance should be added to the Constitution, reports Ukrinform. According to the opposition, the ruling party is against such a move.

    “We have a constitution and we need to discuss any potential amendments. We should debate whether or not the EU membership should be included in the constitution and we must add a guarantee that we will …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …