Contents tagged with Poland

  • Polish Foreign Minister calls for stronger NATO presence in country's east

    In an interview with Deutsche Welle, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Witold Waszczykowski, called for long-term placement of NATO troops on the eastern flank. He also defended his country's policy towards refugees.

    Waszczykowski called for a stronger presence of NATO troops on the eastern flank of the Alliance. He urged NATO western partners to protect his country from potential attacks by Russia. "Russia is trying to change the situation in Europe and, possibly, beyond its borders, as …

  • Russia to conduct reconnaissance flight over Poland

    Russia, despite the war in Ukraine, continues to have access to Polish airspace due to prior international agreements. Russian reconnaissance aircraft will conduct a reconnaissance flight over Poland. According to Radio RMF FM, Russia plans to observe the Polish military infrastructure from the air.Next Monday, April 18th, a Russian AN-30 aircraft will fly to Warsaw to carry out the procedure under the Treaty on Open Skies.However, the Russian military will inform Poland about the details of …

  • Aksyonov: Crimea will take dismantled Soviet monuments from Poland

    The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea controlled by Russia, Sergey Aksyonov, was outraged by the demolition of Soviet monuments in Poland. He believes that a place for these dismounted monuments can be found in annexed Crimea.

    “Crimeans are insulted and outraged by the campaign launched in Poland to dismantle monuments to Soviet soldiers, who liberated their country from fascism. In fact, it isn’t a fight against communism or the Soviet past; it is a fight against …

  • Polish Ministry of Defense accuses Donald Tusk of falsifying reports on the Smolensk plane crash

    According to Polish Radio, Polish Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz stated on channel TVP that he is convinced that the current President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, intentionally falsified the report on the tragic plane crash near Smolensk that claimed the life of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski. Tusk was the Prime Minister of Poland at the time of the tragedy in 2010.

    "Tusk ensured full control not only over the investigation but also over each claim of the bureaucracy. …

  • Polish media: Russia replaced the bodies of the victims of the Smolensk plane crash

    Five months after the disaster near Smolensk, the former Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, has been notified that the Russians put a different body in the coffin of the exiled President, Ryszard Kaczorowski, as reported by Gazeta Polska.

    "On the 24th of September, 2010 the leaders of the Polish government received information that would become the turning point in the investigation of the Smolensk catastrophe," the edition writes.

    It is reported that the then Ambassador to Moscow, Jerzy Bahr, told …

  • Russia asks OSCE and UNESCO to intervene to protect Soviet monuments in Poland

    Members of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation appealed to UNESCO and the OSCE in connection with the fact that, according to their opinion, Poland's intention to dismantle the Soviet monuments are in violation of the agreement on the protection of historical monuments and graves signed in 1994. This statement was made on April 4 by the Chairwoman of the Civic Chamber Commission on Development of Public Diplomacy and Support of Russian Compatriots Abroad, Elena Sutormina, as reported by …

  • Over 20 tons of Polish apples destroyed in Tula region of Russia

    According to Russian authorities, on the federal highway between Moscow and Crimea, 1,450 boxes of apples weighing over 20 tons were found during an inspection of a vehicle coming from Belarus to Voronezh. “During the visual inspection of the regulated products, marked ‘Country of Origin – Poland’ was found,” the statement read.

    Products that are not permitted for entry into the Russian Federation were confiscated at the Tula training site.  

    Destruction of contraband is in accordance with …

  • Freight traffic between Poland and Russia may be suspended

    The transport of goods between Russia and Poland may be temporarily suspended if the parties fail to agree on permit quotas for 2016, according to the Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Transport, Mukola Asaul, as reported by RIA Novosti."As for the permit quota, the number of permit forms for the current year, an agreement has not been reached. The debate continues and there is the likelihood that we will not reach a mutually acceptable solution and freight transport may be temporarily …

  • President of Poland: Russia must withdraw from Crimea

    Poland does not want a return to the Cold War, according to Polish President Andrzej Duda. Relations with Russia "must return to the way geopolitical relations were before the annexation of the Crimea," he added, according to his press service."We must demand the return to pre-annexation geopolitical relations. This means that Russia should withdraw from the Ukrainian peninsula," Duda said at the National Press Club in Washington, while visiting the US to attend the Washington Summit on Nuclear …

  • Polish court finds Belarusian citizen guilty of espionage

    On March 23rd, a District Court in Warsaw found Yuriy K., a Belarusian citizen, guilty of espionage. The court determined that the Belarusian took photos of several important Polish military facilities, including air bases in Powidz, Krzesiny, Świdwin and Świnoujście, from 2009 until his arrest in 2014, Radio Polsha reported

    According to the court, Yuri K. used his mobile phone to communicate with a Belarusian officer, from whom he took orders.

    The 35-year-old Yuri K., who is now in custody, …