Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland buys 250 American Abrams tanks to deter Russia

    Polish government has purchased 250 Abrams tanks and will deploy them to the east of the country closer to the border with Ukraine and Belarus.

    Polish Deputy Defense Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz in an interview with Polish Radio stressed that Warsaw always relies on military equipment which has shown its effectiveness in battles.

    He also admitted, at the moment, Poland is not capable of manufacturing such tanks. And the decision to purchase tanks from the United States was made because …

  • Poland: Nord Stream 2 will help Russia to further arm itself

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he disagreed with the position of the United States and Germany on the issue of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. 

    The head of the Polish government noted that Poland's allies, including Germany and the United States, "selfishly approached the issue of building this gas pipeline." Morawiecki stressed that earlier Poland insisted that the implementation of this project "helps to arm Russia."

    "Russia is a state that is very heavily armed, has many …

  • Ukraine and Poland vow to jointly fight against Nord Stream 2

    Ukraine and Poland will work together with their allies and partners to counter the launch of Nord Stream 2 until solutions are developed to overcome the security crisis, support countries in their aspirations to become members of Western democratic institutions and minimize threats to peace and energy security, reads a joint statement by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, published on the website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    The …

  • Poland wins EU court appeal to limit Gazprom’s use of OPAL gas pipeline

    Russian gas giant Gazprom has received a new blow in the European gas market, which left the Russian company without a third of the capacity of its key pipeline to the EU.

    The European Court of Justice rejected Germany's appeal and supported Poland's position to limit Gazprom’s allowed capacity of the OPAL gas pipeline, which connects Nord Stream 1 with the gas transmission system of Central and Western Europe by 50%.

    "In accordance with the EU treaties, EU energy policy is designed - in the …

  • Poland: Nord Stream 2 is 'a selfish project' of Russia and Germany

    Russia's Nord Stream 2 project is damaging European energy security, said the Chief of Poland’s Presidential Chancellery, Krzysztof Szczerski, reports Polskie Radio.

    "This is a very selfish project between the two countries (Russia and Germany) that deals a blow to the entire energy security structure of Europe and the Euro-Atlantic space," Szczerski said.

    According to Szczerski, reports that Joe Biden's administration can agree to the implementation of this project are not true.

    Szczerski …

  • Germany, Sweden and Poland expel Russian diplomats

    The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared persona non grata one of the employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin, announced the representative of the German Foreign Ministry on Monday, February 8. According to him, this step was a response of the German government to the expulsion of one of the employees of the German Embassy in Moscow and diplomats of other EU countries.

    The German Foreign Ministry spokesman called Moscow's decision "unjustified" and noted that the German diplomat …

  • Lukashenko: doctors leaving Belarus will not be allowed back

    Belarusian doctors who have left for work abroad will no longer be able to come back, said the acting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on COVID-19 pandemic, BelTA news agency reports.

    "They are specifically asking our doctors to come to Poland to help the population and the government in the fight against the COVID. I want to warn you that we don't have any extra doctors. We need to treat our people ourselves. But, following our principle, we will not keep anyone. However, …

  • Belarus bans entry to Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Polish citizens

    Minsk will not allow citizens of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland to enter Belarus, said the Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Igor Kizim on the air of Hromadske Radio.

    According to him, the Belarusian border guards are taking appropriate measures.

    "All the same, they continue to consider Ukraine a threat. All this is groundless, but someone needs it to justify tough actions against the protesters," Kizim said.

    Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine should keep trade …

  • Poland fines Gazprom $7.6 billion for Nord Stream 2

    Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) imposed maximum fines of $7.6 billion and $61 million respectively on Gazprom and five other companies for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline without its consent, reported the Polish antitrust regulator on Twitter.

    The regulator also ordered the termination of contracts for financing the construction.

    "Gazprom can appeal this decision in two instances of the administrative courts of Poland, then in the Supreme …

  • Lukashenko orders closure of borders with Lithuania Poland and Ukraine

    The current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the closure of the borders with Lithuania and Poland, as well as the "strengthening of borders" with Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    "We don't know what they're going to throw at us next. We understand that there are few tricks left in their arsenal before they begin a hot war. I have to work with the Russian President and the Minister of Defense to rebuild the common defense of the union state for the last few days," Lukashenko …