Contents tagged with Donald Tusk

  • President of European Council Tusk refuses to congratulate Putin on winning the election

    On Wednesday, March 21, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that because of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, he will not congratulate the president of Russia on re-election, RIA Novosti reported.

    "After the attack in Salisbury, I have no mood to celebrate the re-election of President Putin," Tusk said, answering questions from journalists in Brussels on Wednesday.

    Tusk is not alone in his sentiments. The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė and Polish …

  • Tusk: there is no safe Poland when it is in conflict with Ukraine

    During the program "Fakty po Faktach" on Polish TV channel TVN24, European Council President Donald Tusk has said that there is no security for Poland if it is in conflict with Ukraine, reports

    According to Tusk, there is no European Poland without independent courts, completely free media, respect for the law and liberal democracy.

    "There is no security for Poland if it is in conflict with Ukraine," he added.

    In his opinion, Poland should not be a "self-proclaimed …

  • Tusk speaks in defense of Polish generals accused of links with FSB

    European Council President Donald Tusk has spoken in defense of two former chairmen of the Military Counterintelligence Service of Poland who served in office during Tusk’s tenure as Prime Minister of Poland. He wrote about this on Twitter.

    "I am proud that, as Prime Minister, I could cooperate with generals Pytel and Nosek. They were models of responsibility, patriotism and honor," stressed Tusk.

    The previous morning, the military gendarmerie of Poland detained the former chairman of the …

  • President of European Council: Poland’s policy is similar to Kremlin’s plan

    European Council President Donald Tusk criticized Poland for a number of disagreements with the EU. He believes that some controversial decisions by the country’s leadership may be related to the “Kremlin’s plan”, he wrote on his Twitter.

    “Strident dispute with Ukraine, isolation in the European Union, walking away from rule of law and judicial independence, attack on non-governmental sector and free media. Law & Justice strategy or Kremlin plan? Too similar to sleep well.,” Tusk wrote. …

  • Tusk urges European Union to speed up work on blocking Nord Stream 2

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has urged the EU countries to quickly draft legislation that could hinder the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, reported Rzeczpospolita, citing the Polish Press Agency and a source in the EU.

    Donald Tusk sent a letter to the leaders of the EU countries. Not all leaders have received the letter yet, so it has not currently been published; however, it is known that the message calls on the EU countries to take up draft revisions to the gas …

  • Polish prosecutors question President of the European Council in connection with Smolensk air disaster

    Polish investigators questioned the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, regarding the investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk in 2010, Deutsche Welle reports.

    The questioning was held on Thursday, August 3rd. Tusk, who was the Prime Minister of Poland during the Smolensk disaster, has been accused of violating the autopsy process of those that the crash victims.

    Prior to the questioning, Tusk stated that he had "no doubt" about reasons behind him being summoned to the …

  • Polish Defense Minister accuses Tusk of making a deal with Putin

    Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has accused the former Prime Minister of Poland and current President of the European Council Donald Tusk of making an “illegal deal” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by Polskie Radio.

    According to Macierewicz, Tusk deliberately did not order an investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk because he had made an agreement about it with Russia.

    “Premier Donald Tusk made an illegal deal with Vladimir Putin at the expense of Poland, …

  • Tusk said events in Avdiivka serve as a reminder of Russian aggression in Ukraine

    The worsening situation in Avdiivka reminds Ukrainians about continuing challenges brought by Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine, said the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Libya, Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj.

    According to Tusk, the crisis in Ukraine is still on the radar display of the European Union. "Recent violations of the ceasefire show the new level of intensity and violence. The humanitarian situation in the area of Avdiivka is …