Contents tagged with Poland

  • Lithuania and Poland vow to support Ukraine’s accession to EU and NATO

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President pf Poland Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda signed a declaration in support of Ukraine's membership in the EU and NATO.

    "The common declaration enshrines clear support for Ukraine's membership in the EU and NATO and the fight against Russian aggression," said Zelensky after the summit of the Lublin Triangle in Stara Huta, Ivano-Frankivsk region.

    He added that the leaders of the Lublin Triangle coordinated steps to support …

  • Russia stops delivery of gas to Europe via Poland

    Russia continues to tighten the gas noose around the neck of the European Union, stopping again its key export gas pipeline.

    Starting Friday, December 17, the Russian gas conglomerate Gazprom will stop gas delivery through the Yamal-Europe pipeline, which supplies consumers in Germany through Belarus and Poland.

    The auction held on Thursday for the gas delivery for a day ahead ended in vain: Gazprom refused to book any transit capacity, Interfax reports.

    During the previous two weeks, Yamal- …

  • Poland: U.S. has softened its position on Nord Stream 2

    The White House has repeatedly warned Berlin about the consequences of the commissioning of Nord Stream 2, but its position has softened recently, said Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jabłoński in an interview with the Australian Financial Review.

    "The United States opposes in words, but when it comes to concrete actions, they become much less persistent. They just retreat in the hope that we will gain ourselves a few months of calm," Jabłoński said. In his opinion, such an approach is naï …

  • Polish Prime Minister accuses Merkel of legitimizing Lukashenko’s regime

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki criticized the acting Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel for a telephone conversation with Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, the DPA agency reports.

    "The European Union should get involved in finding a diplomatic solution. But when Chancellor Merkel called Mister Lukashenko, she contributed to legitimising his regime, while the struggle for a free Belarus is going on for 15 months now. Lukashenko also abused his conversation with Angela Merkel. …

  • Lukashenko calls on Germany to accept migrants crowding along Polish border

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko called on Germany to accept migrants trying to enter the European Union through the Belarusian-Polish border. “Most people here are those who want to reunite with their families. Take those people in. This is a small burden for Germany," said Lukashenko during a visit to the logistics center near the Bruzgi border crossing on the border with Poland.

    According to Lukashenko, acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to accept migrants, but she is …

  • Poland threatens to completely close the border with Belarus

    Poland is considering the possibility of serious sanctions against Belarus, including the closure of the border for cargo and trade transit, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a joint press conference with the Estonian Prime Minister, Kaja Kallas.

    "We are considering imposing increasingly serious economic sanctions, including the closure of the Polish-Belarusian border," he said, stressing that everything will depend on the actions of the Belarusian authorities. "We want to give …

  • Lukashenko gives EU an ultimatum to resolve migrant crisis

    Self-proclaimed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has put forward a list of demands that he wants the EU to implement in order to resolve the migrant crisis on Belarus-Poland border, said the Foreign Minister of Estonia Eva-Maria Liimets in an interview with ETV.

    "He wants the sanctions to be stopped, [and] to be recognized as head of state so he can continue," Liimeths said, explaining that Lukashenko voiced these conditions during a phone conversation with acting German Chancellor …

  • Belarus reduces supplies of Russian oil to Poland

    The Belarusian national oil company Gomel Transneft reduced for three days the flow of oil to Poland through the Druzhba pipeline because of the unscheduled repairs on one of the branches of the pipeline that began yesterday, said the official representative of the Russian oil company Transneft Igor Demin.

    "Since yesterday, Gomeltransneft (Belarus) has begun unscheduled repairs on one of the main branches of the Druzhba pipeline, limiting flow in the direction of Adamova Zastava (Poland) for …

  • Merkel under fire over telephone call to Lukashenko

    The telephone conversation of the acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko caused sharp criticism in Germany, Estonia and Poland. The deputy of the Green Party faction and a member of the Bundestag Committee on International Affairs, Omid Nouripour, speaking on the radio station Deutschlandfunk,  called these talks "a terrible signal". He noted that the European Union does not recognize Lukashenko as the legitimate president of …

  • Latvia begins military exercises near the border with Belarus

    On Sunday, November 14, Latvia began military exercises in the south-east of the country. According to Defense Minister Artis Pabriks, about 3,000 members of the National Armed Forces and National Guard units are expected to be involved in the maneuvers.

    According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, the exercises The Decisive Point will last until December 12. Their purpose is to test the large-scale cooperation of various military and command structures, as well as logistics and …