Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland creates territorial defense forces for protection against Russian aggression

    The Minister of National Defense of Poland, Antoni Macierewicz, signed the documents necessary for the creation of territorial defense forces. The first units will be created in 2016 and will be placed in the east of the country. As he stated on April 25th, 18,000 people will be integrated into three brigades of territorial forces.

    It is expected that they will not have weapons and that their mission will be to assist in the implementation of security measures during public events, protection …

  • Polish Defense Minister: Russia is 'preparing aggression' against NATO

    The Polish Defense Minister, Anthoni Macierewicz, believes that the incidents in the Baltic Sea indicate that Russia is preparing for aggressive actions. "All actions by Russia show a systematic preparation for further aggressive actions," the Polish Defense Minister, Anthoni Macierewicz, said in an interview with the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita. The Defense Minister stressed that "the time has come to speak about it openly."

    The head of the Defense Ministry of Poland commented on the …

  • Polish MP: Evidence of Russian war crimes in the Donbas will be handed over to The Hague

    Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Igor Strelkov, leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have been indicted as war criminals in the Polish report to The Hague.

    RBC-Ukraine reports that the evidence of Russian war crimes in Donbas in 2014 will be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, as Polish Parliamentarian Małgorzata Gosiewska told the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada. Gosiewska is co-author of the report "Russian Crimes in the East of Ukraine."

    "I hope that in the coming …

  • Media: Russian planes violated Polish airspace

    According to Polish Radio, citing Gazeta Polska Codziennie, last week Russian planes violated Polish airspace.

    According to the publication, Russian Aerospace Force planes flew over the border separating the Kaliningrad region and the Province of Warmia and Mazury and flew several kilometers into Poland, Gazeta Polska Codziennie reported, citing information received from a witness, a Polish forester.

    "I was just in the forest, when three planes, in combat formation suddenly flew over my head. …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Russia poses a larger threat to Europe than the so-called Islamic State

    According to Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, Russia poses a larger threat to Europe than the so-called Islamic State. Waszczykowski stated this at an international security conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, Glavnoe reported.

    According to him, Russia is a threat to the very existence of Europe, because "these actions can destroy the state."

    When asked about the danger of the so-called Islamic State, the Polish Foreign Minister said that it was a very serious concern, but “this …

  • 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 …