Contents tagged with Poland

  • 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 …

  • Poland on transfer of MiG-29s to Ukraine: this topic is not closed yet

    The Chief of the Chancellery of Poland, Michał Dworczyk, said he believes that the topic of transferring MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine has not yet been closed.

    According to Dworczyk, the Polish government did not change its position on the transfer of these fighter jets.

    "We are ready to transfer all our MiG-29 aircraft, but, firstly, together with our NATO allies, primarily the Americans, as part of a joint allied decision, plus with a guarantee that we will be able to fill this gap with other …

  • Poland: decision to transfer fighter jets to Ukraine should be made by NATO

    The decision to provide Ukraine with MiG-29 fighters should be unanimously adopted by NATO, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, reports Polskie Radio.

    He stressed that Poland supplies Ukraine with "exclusively defense weapons."

    "We did not agree to supply the aircraft ourselves, as this should be the decision made by NATO. This is a very important decision. We, as responsible politicians, are fighting on all possible fronts, and avoiding additional provocations, moves that could …

  • Poland to hand over fleet of MiG-29s to US, presumably bound for Ukraine

    The Polish government has announced that it is ready to give its entire fleet of Soviet-era MiG-29s to the US. The fighters, numbering 29, are to be flown to a US airbase in Germany, where they will presumably  be shipped to Ukraine.

    Calls for Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Romania to give their Soviet-era aircraft to Ukraine have been increasing. As UAWire previously reported, during a video call with members of the US Congress on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated …

  • Poland to send weapons to Ukraine

    Poland will provide Ukraine with Polish-made man-portable air-defense system Grom, drones and various ammunition, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki ahead of his visit to Kyiv on February 1, reports Ukrinform.

    "We are in solidarity with our neighbors as they are facing threats from Russia. But solidarity and the words are currently not enough. We need to turn them into action. That is why we are ready to deliver defensive weapons," he said.

    Morawiecki clarified that Poland will be …

  • Poland: Russia can attack Ukraine in the coming days

    Russia continues to amass its troops on the border with Ukraine, which may indicate a possible invasion in the coming days, said the head of the National Security Bureau of Poland Paweł Soloch.

    "Of course, the situation is a stalemate, but we must be prepared for what the British Defense Minister said, that Russia may attack Ukraine in the coming days," PAP new agency quotes Soloch as saying.

    Speaking about a possible scenario that Russia can use to attack Ukraine, Solokh noted that "any …