Contents tagged with Poland

  • Construction of new US missile defense installation begins in Poland

    Construction of a new US missile defense base has begun in the Polish village of Redzikowo.

    The ground breaking ceremony was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, and US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported with reference to TVN 24.

    On Thursday, the US’s European missile defense system in Romania was officially declared operational.

    According to Washington, the missile defense …

  • Saudi exports of oil to Poland alarm Russian oil companies

    The Polish company Orlen has entered into a contract to receive oil from Saudi Arabia, provoking anxiety among Russian oil companies, as reported by Radio Poland. It is the first contract of its kind in Eastern Europe and may be followed by more. This can call into question the positions of traditional suppliers from Russia, headed by Rosneft.

    The head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, has been afraid of this scenario since October of last year, the edition notes. He warned that the reduction of prices …

  • Polish MEPs threaten Russia with new sanctions because of imprisoned Ukrainians

    As reported by The Open Dialogue Foundation on May 5th, MEPs Jacek Saryusz Wolski and Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski wrote letters to the heads of the Russian prison facilities where Ukrainian citizens Nikolai Karpyuk, Stakislav Klich, Gennady Afanasiev, Alexander Kostenko and Yurii Soloshenko are being detained.

    The MEPs warned that if the rights of Ukrainians are further violated, the number of Russians in the EU sanction list may increase.

    The MEPs are particularly concerned about the …

  • Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Lithuanian delegations will not attend Victory Day parade in Moscow

    Polish Minister of National Defense Antoni Macierewicz said that the Polish delegation will not take part in the celebration of Victory Day, which will be held on May 9 in Moscow. According to the newspaper Gazeta Polska Codziennie, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania have also decided not to attend.

    "All the celebrations associated with Victory Day will take place in Poland," the Polish Ministry of Defense announced.

    A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia, in a …

  • Polish Minister of National Defense: The EU should be prepared for all forms of Russian aggression

    The Polish Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz, believes that European countries must be prepared not only for hybrid aggression but also for other Russian tactics.

    “All European states agree that Russia’s attack against Ukraine is a precedent for breach of the peace in Europe. I don’t believe that formally everything is fine. It is about the aggression of one country against another; it is about occupation. Crimea is occupied, part of Donbas is occupied,” Macierewicz stated in …

  • Poland bans Russian journalist from entering Schengen zone until 2020

    Polish authorities have banned a Russian correspondent from Rossiya Segodnya, Leonid Sviridov, from entering the country and other states in the Schengen zone until December 2020, says the journalist’s lawyer, Yaroslav Helstovsky.

    According to the lawyer, Poland's Foreign Office explained that the journalist’s presence in the country violates Polish interests.

    Sviridov left the country in December 2015 after Polish authorities from the Internal Security Agency revoked Sviridov's accreditation …

  • Poland accuses lawyer of spying for Russia

    “Stanislav Sh.” may get a prison sentence of up to ten years in Poland for cooperating with the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Federation, radio Zet reported. The indictment on this case was filed by the Prosecutor’s Office.

    The man known as “Stanislav Sh.” is likely Stanislav S. Shipov, former lawyer of one of the Warsaw law firms and son of Sergey Shipov, the former Soviet-era football goalkeeper, who moved to Poland with his family in 1991. Stanislav is officially accused of …

  • Night Wolves denied entry at Belarusian-Polish border

    The Polish authorities did not allow a group of motorcyclists of the "Night Wolves" Russian motorcycle club to cross the Belarus-Poland border. The bikers were considered to a potential threat to public order and safety.

    The motorcyclists intended to arrange a motor rally to Berlin on Sunday, May 1st, but couldn't cross the Belarusian-Polish border. "We refused entry to seven bikers from the Night Wolves motor club,” declared Dariusz Senitskii, the press secretary of the Department of Border …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO should respond to Russia with force

    According to NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO should respond to Russia’s actions from the position of strength and deterrence. Deutsche Welle reported that he made these statements in his interview with a German newspaper, Die Welt, as well as the Leading European Newspaper Alliance (LENA).

    “Moscow illegally annexed Crimea, they support separatists in eastern Ukraine and they have violated international law. This is why we have expanded our presence along the eastern borders of …

  • Polish citizen known for spreading Russian propaganda was denied entry into Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine prohibited the entry of Tomasz Maciejczuk, who is well-known for his participation in spreading Russian propaganda in Europe, into Ukraine for five years, as Maciejczuk wrote on his Facebook page.

    “This morning, I came to the Polish-Ukrainian border in Dorohusk. The border guard took my passport and checked the information in the computer. I was invited into the office and told that I’m banned from entering Ukraine for five years. The ban was issue by the …