Contents tagged with Andrzej Duda

  • Polish President accuses Ukrainian nationalists of genocide against Poles in 1944

    Polish President Andrzej Duda accused Ukrainian soldiers and nationalists of committing genocide against the Poles in the village of Huta Pieniacka in 1944. However, he said that the Poles still want good relations with Ukrainians, Evropeyska Pravda reports.

    On Sunday at the site of the Huta Pieniacka village in Ukraine’s Lviv province, an official Polish delegation paid tribute to the memory of the Poles who were killed there on February 28, 1944. During the ceremony, state secretary of the …

  • Spokesperson of Polish President says Duda’s visit to Ukraine helped reduce tensions between two countries

    The visit of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda to Ukraine was aimed at "reducing tensions," that have appeared over the past few months, and this mission has been accomplished, the President’s spokesman Krzysztof Łapiński stated on the air of Radio Warszawa, reports Onet.pl.

    He also noted that Poland's relations with Ukraine "should be built on the basis of historical truth."

    "The falsification of history must not be accepted," Łapiński believes.

    He also stated that [Andrzej] Duda and Petro …

  • Klimkin: someone wants to disrupt Polish President Duda’s visit to Ukraine

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin condemned the provocation directed at the Polish bus outside of Lviv, and suggested that someone is trying desperately to disrupt Polish President Andrzej Duda’s visit.

    “I strongly condemn the provocation directed at the Polish bus which was parking outside of Lviv. There were no casualties! Someone is desperately trying to cause a quarrel between us and Poland, and disrupt President A. Duda’s visit,” Klimkin said in a tweet.

    Klimkin was referring to …

  • Polish-Ukrainian talks: sides agree to scrap Moratorium on Exhumation of victims of armed conflicts

    At the recent talks in Krakow (Poland) that highlighted the crisis in the Polish-Ukrainian relations, the sides agreed to lift a moratorium for search-exhumation works and subsequent restoration, as indicated in a statement published on the website of the President of Ukraine.

    The negotiating sides agreed to hold an intergovernmental meeting with the Vice Prime Ministers to discuss in detail the lifting of the moratorium.

    In addition, the parties agreed to continue the work of a Ukrainian- …

  • President of Poland: if we forgive Russia for Ukraine and Georgia, we are in for a tragedy

    The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, said that sooner or later relations with Russia will be restored, however for now the attitude towards them on the international scene is very cold and sanctions are in force. To improve this, Russia must return the wreckage of Tu-154 aircraft to Poland and begin to observe international law.

    Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he had talked with German President, Frank Walter-Steinmeier about the return of the fragments of Tu-154 to Poland before the …

  • Representatives of Ukrainian and Polish presidents to meet next week in an attempt to resolve tensions between the countries

    Next week there will be an emergency meeting of the consultation committee of the Ukrainian and Polish presidents on the level of foreign policy advisors, Poroshenko’s press service reported.

    On Saturday, Poroshenko spoke to Polish President Andrzej Duda on the phone on the occasion of Poland’s Independence Day.

    The consultation committee is an advisory body intended to facilitate the implementation of agreements between the heads of the two states which are aimed at enhancing friendly …

  • Poroshenko summons emergency Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Poland because of tensions between the countries

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decided to initiate a meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Presidents of Ukraine and Poland in order to avoid the escalation of the conflict between the countries.

    As the press secretary of the President Svyatoslav Tsegolko said, statements have been made on both sides that have caused concern.

    “To strengthen the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the Republic of Poland, and to avoid further escalation of tension, realizing the need to …

  • Polish President Duda urges Poroshenko not to appoint officials with anti-Polish views

    Polish President Andrzej Duda called on the leadership of Ukraine not to appoint people to important posts who proclaim anti-Polish views, according to Polskie Radio.

    “I expect from President Petro Poroshenko and his staff, from Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, that people who openly proclaim nationalistic and anti-Polish views will not occupy important positions in Ukrainian politics,” Duda said.

    What exactly he meant by “anti-Polish views” and who should not be appointed, Duda did not …

  • Polish President refuses to sign judicial reform laws

    Polish President Andrzej Duda sent the two laws on judicial reform which he had vetoed to the Sejm (the lower house of parliament) to be modified, as reported by the Polish president’s press service. The laws had caused massive protests in Poland.

    “The President… refused to sign the law from 12 July 2017 to introduce changes to the law on the National Judicial Council, as well as several other laws, and sent it to the Sejm for reconsideration,” the report states.

    In another report, the press …

  • President of Poland vetoes controversial Supreme Court bill

    The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, vetoed a controversial bill concerning the Supreme Court and the National Judiciary Council, reports Polskie Radio.

    Duda stressed that changes in the judicial system of Poland are needed, but he is against the idea of strengthening the power of the Prosecutor General over the Supreme Court. He also called upon the protesters, who were opposed to the new laws, to keep the peace.

    Duda noted that he had held numerous consultations with lawyers and …