Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland to stop issuing visas to Russian citizens

    Poland announced it will be stopping issuing visas to Russian citizens. The country's authorities are also working on a procedure that will allow to refuse EU visas to Russians, said the Deputy Head of the Polish Foreign Ministry, Piotr Wawrzyk. According to him, the decision will be made in the coming weeks.

    Wawrzyk said that Poland is in favor of expanding EU sanctions, especially suspending the agreement on visa facilitation for citizens of the Russian Federation. However, Germany, France …

  • Polish President: Poland has sent to Ukraine more than 240 tanks and about 100 armored vehicles

    Poland has sent more than 240 tanks and about 100 armored vehicles to Ukraine to fight the Russian troops, said Polish President Duda in an interview with the German newspaper Bild.

    According to him, at the moment Ukraine needs heavy weapons, including tanks.

    "I spoke with President Zelensky two days ago. He asked me again. We have sent tanks, more than 240 tanks that Ukraine can maintain. We have sent almost 100 armored vehicles and weapons, ammunition, missiles. We have sent a total of $2 …

  • Poland and Ukraine to sign the largest arms contract in 30 years

    Poland and Ukraine will sign the largest contract in 30 years for delivery of weapons to the Ukrainian Army.

    "Now we are signing one of the largest arms contracts in the last thirty years - the sale of weapons to Ukraine for Ukrainians. These weapons are well tested, and today we know that they will be very important on the battlefield," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a visit to the steel plant in Stalowa Wola.

    According to him, Polish 155-mm howitzers Krab and MANPADS …

  • Ukraine and Poland to establish a joint weapons manufacturing venture

    Ukraine and Poland intend to create a joint defense company for manufacturing weapons and military equipment, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a briefing with the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    During the intergovernmental consultations in Kyiv, the parties signed a number of bilateral documents. One of them was a memorandum of intent to establish a Polish-Ukrainian commission on cooperation between businesses of the two countries.

    As Shmyhal noted, this commission …

  • Ukraine to buy 60 Krab howitzers from Poland

    Ukraine will buy about 60 self-propelled artillery howitzers AHS Krab in addition to the 18 that Poland already shipped to Ukraine, reported the Polish newspaper Dziennik.

    According to the newspaper, on Tuesday an agreement was signed for three more shipments, that is, about 60 howitzers capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 40 km.

    They will be manufactured by Huta Stalowa Wola, which is part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA concern. Deliveries will begin in the next few months. The …

  • Poland has supplied more than 200 tanks to Ukraine

    Poland has provided Ukraine with more than 200 T-72 tanks. This is enough to form two brigades, reports Polskie Radio, citing IAR news agency.

    In addition to tanks, several dozen infantry fighting vehicles were sent to Ukraine. So far, Warsaw has shipped to Ukraine military equipment worth 7 billion zlotys ($1.58 bln). Among the weapons that Ukraine received from Poland are 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers and Grad multiple rocket launcher systems, as well as air-to-air missiles for MIG-29 …

  • Russia stopping gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria

    Russia is stopping gas supplies to Poland through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, reported the polish news website Onet, citing sources in the government and the Polish oil and gas company PGNiG.

    Moscow did not provide the reasons for stopping the gas supplies, the newspaper writes. The Polish government has convened an emergency group.

    On April 26, the Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs imposed sanctions against the Russian gas giant Gazprom, which owns 48% of the shares of the Polish …

  • Poland expels 45 Russian diplomats

    Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreyev received a note from the Polish Foreign Ministry declaring that 45 Russian diplomats are to be expelled for engaging in intelligence activities, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

    "I have received a note from the Foreign Ministry about the expulsion of 45 of our employees - embassy, trade mission - for activities that are not in accordance with the Vienna Convention," Andreyev told reporters.

    The Russian Ambassador himself was not on the list. “I …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador: Poland is preparing for Russian attack

    The Polish authorities admit there is a possibility of a Russian attack, said Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andrii Deshchytsia on the air of the Polish TV channel Polsat News.

    "There are fears that Russia may attack Poland. The Polish government is preparing for this," Deshchytsia said.

    According to Deshchytsia, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed the "Law on the Defense of the Fatherland", which is aimed at strengthening the Polish Army. At the same time, the Polish authorities are aware …

  • Russian drone reportedly enters Polish airspace, shot down over Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military has said that a Russian surveillance drone crossed into Polish airspace before reentering Ukrainian airspace, where it was shot down by the Ukrainian military.

    The drone, believed to be a Forpost surveillance drone, was thought to be inspecting the damage caused by Sunday’s missile attack on the Yavoriv training center, which is near the Polish border.  The attack killed at least 35 and injured at least 134, according to Ukrainian authorities.

    Following the attack, NATO …