Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland will not renew its contract with Gazprom

    Poland has no plans to renew its long-term contract with the Russian Federation for the supply of gas, which expires in 2022. Reuters cites the Commissioner of the Government of Poland on Issues of Gas and Energy Infrastructure, Piotr Naimski.

    According to Naimski, in order to reduce its dependence on Russian gas, Poland constructed the first terminal for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) and also plans to construct the pipeline in the North Sea.

    “We will strive for a situation where a …

  • At least 1,000 NATO soldiers will be sent to Poland

    According to Polish Radio, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz stated after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that at least one NATO battalion consisting of a thousand soldiers will be deployed in Poland after the summit in Warsaw.

    Macierewicz said that in support of strengthening the Alliance, the battalion will be sent to Poland and to three other Baltic States as well. "Our conversation today confirmed that combat battalion groups will be stationed both in Poland …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO to increase its troop levels in Poland

    NATO will strengthen its presence in Poland after the summit, which will be held in Warsaw in July.

    This was stated by NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, at a joint press conference with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

    “We have agreed to intensify our presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. It will be an international presence,” Stoltenberg said.

    “We are still discussing the exact numbers and locations for this increased presence of NATO troops. We will be making a …

  • Polish officer sentenced to six years in prison for spying for Russia

    On the 26th of April, Zbigniew Yu., a lieutenant-colonel in the Polish Army, was sentenced to six years in prison by the Warsaw Military Court. He was charged with spying for Russia.

    The Polish media reported that $4,300 and a telephone were confiscated. This was alleged to be his payment for the illegal activities. Yu. then made a deal with the prosecution and plead guilty to the charges.

    According to unofficial information, Yu. also gave the investigators the names of Polish servicemen who …

  • Polish President to visit Germany to discuss sanctions against Russia

    The Minister of the Polish President’s Office for Foreign Affairs, Krzysztof Szczerski, stated that the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, will fly to Germany on the 16-17th of June, where he will discuss the issue of extending sanctions against Russia.

    “Andrzej Duda will pay a visit to Germany from the 16 to 17th of June. On the 17th of June, the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, will arrive in Warsaw. Polish-German international consultations will take place on the 22nd of June,” …

  • Visegrad Four Defense Ministers agree that NATO should strengthen its eastern flank

    According to Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, the Visegrad Four countries agree that NATO needs to strengthen its eastern border, Radio Polsha reported.

    "Strengthening of the eastern flank of NATO should be a priority for the Alliance. The Visegrad countries agree that NATO forces should be placed in Poland and the Baltic countries,” Macierewicz said on May 27th after meeting with the defense ministers of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

    “Poland has the responsibility for …

  • Three NATO countries to send their troops to Poland

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski stated that the USA, Canada and Great Britain will send their troops to Poland to strengthen NATO's eastern flank, Polish Radio reports.

    Waszczykowski met with diplomats of these three countries during the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs. After the meeting, Waszczykowski confirmed that he received an application from representatives of each of these countries for deployment of military contingents in Poland.

    "I received assurances from …

  • Antoni Macierewicz: Poland is subject to Russian provocations on a daily basis

    The Polish Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz, discussed the threats coming from Russia. According to the Minister, only those countries bordering the Russian Federation realize how dangerous the situation is.

    Macierewicz indicated that Poland is subject to Russian provocations on a daily basis. Among these provocations, the Polish Minister listed the violation of military space, increased military presence in Kaliningrad and the deployment of Iskander missile systems.

    In his …

  • Leader of Polish pro-Russian party arrested

    Polish radio reports that the Agency of Internal Security of Poland arrested Mateusz Piskorski, leader of the pro-Russian party, Zmiana. According to the media reports, the Special Services raided the party office and the premises of some of its leaders.The party itself also reported the raid through Facebook. "This morning the employees of the Internal Security Agency raided the premises of Zmiana`s party members, seizing hard drives, storage media and documents,” the message stated. Two …

  • Polish President accuses Russia of undermining European security

    During his visit to Italy, Polish President Andrzej Duda spoke out against the isolation of Russia, Polish radio reports. “No one is interested in a new cold war,” Duda stated during his speech at the NATO Defense College in Rome.

    President Duda called for dialogue with Moscow based on the principles of international law. At the same time, he noted that Russian actions in Ukraine undermine the security system in Europe.

    Earlier, Andrzej Duda spoke of the new phases of deployment of an  …