Contents tagged with Poland

  • For the first time in history Ukraine receives oil from the US

    The first batch of oil from the USA arrived at the port of the Ukrainian city of Odesa. According to the press service of the port, 75 thousand tons of Bakken grade oil was purchased by PJSC Ukrtatnafta and will be processed at the Kremenchuk oil refinery.

    The tanker Wisdom Venture, which sails under the flag of Hong Kong, delivered the oil. The next tanker with Bakken oil is expected to arrive in Odessa in August this year.

    Russian Senator Franz Klintsevich made a skeptical comment in social …

  • Poland: Russia helped unleash World War II

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz explained to his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov why Russia has not been invited to the commemorative events for the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in September. According to Czaputowicz, Russia has not and will not be invited, because they want to commemorate “in a European circle”. The Polish minister also remarked that in 1939, it was Russia that freed Adolf Hitler’s hands, Sieci reports.

    “States from NATO, the European Union and the …

  • Russia jails Polish citizen on espionage charges

    On June 25, the Moscow City Court sentenced a Polish citizen Marian Radzaevski to 14 years in hard labor detention center for the espionage.

    The trial was closed as the materials of the case were classified, reports Interfax.

    According to investigators, Radzaevski tried to organize the export of military products to Poland, as well as to pass military information that included “state secrets” to Poland.

    He was allegedly looking for an opportunity to obtain secret components of the S-300 air …

  • Baltic countries and EU confirm plan to disconnect from Russian power grid

    The leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland have signed a roadmap agreement with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice-President Maros Sefcovic to synchronize their energy networks with that of continental Europe, the EC announced on its website. The Baltic states’ electricity networks will be de-synchronized from those of Russia and Belarus.

    Full synchronization of the Baltic states’ networks with Europe’s through Poland should be achieved by 2025. “My Commission …

  • Poland wants to connect gas pipeline to Ukrainian gas transportation system

    The representative of the Polish government for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Peter Naimsky said that Poland is ready to launch the pipeline with a volume of two thousand billion cubic meters, which will connect the Polish gas transmission system with the Ukrainian system in Hermanowice.

    "We are ready if necessary, to start the pipeline, which will connect the Polish system with the Ukrainian system in Hermanowice. Its capacity is 2 billion cubic meters. It's not much, but in case if …

  • Warsaw: US military will be stationed in Poland to contain threat from Russia

    Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaschak said the US troops will be stationed at six military bases in the East of the country, reports Polskie Radio.

    According to him, NATO forces are ready to contain a possible military threat, mainly from Russia.

    Blaschak said that Warsaw and Washington will decide on the exact location of US troops in a separate agreement.

    Last week, the presidents of the United States and Poland agreed to transfer thousands of American soldiers and a squad of …

  • Poland begins largest military drills of the year

    Poland has started the Dragon-19 military exercises in collaboration with 18 thousand soldiers from 12 NATO countries using 2.5 thousand units of military equipment.

    These are the largest military drills to take place in Poland this year, as reported by Polish Radio.

    The drills are being held on land, at sea, in the air and in cyberspace. Their main goal is to check if the Polish units are compatible with those of the allied forces, which were deployed to Poland to strengthen NATO’s eastern …

  • Poland agrees to buy extra 1.5 million tons of LNG annually from US

    The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has agreed to buy 1.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from the American company Venture Global LNG, over and above the amount agreed on in the contract signed by the firms in 2018, PGNiG told the press on Wednesday.

    At the end of 2018, PGNiG signed a contract with Venture Global LNG to supply Poland with 2 million tons of LNG per year (2.7 billion cubic meters of gas after regasification) for 20 years, staring in 2023. Now the annual …

  • Polish official who organized President Kaczynski’s last flight was convicted in Poland

    The Polish court sentenced the former Chief of Staff of Prime Minister Tomasz Arabski. He was responsible for coordinating the last flight of Polish President Lech Kaczynski to Smolensk in 2010, reports RIA Novosti News Agency.

    Arabski was found guilty of failure to perform his official duties while organizing the flight. According to the prosecution, the Tu-154M aircraft was not supposed to land at the airport, and the pilots did not have relevant landing maps and information.

    Arabski was …

  • US to send drone squadron and 1,000 troops to Poland

    The US intends to transfer additional military forces to Poland, where it already has 4,500 of its troops stationed, announced US President Donald Trump after a meeting with his Polish colleague President Andrzej Duda.

    As part of the declaration to expand military cooperation signed by Trump and Duda on Thursday in Warsaw, a contingent of an additional 1,000 US troops will be sent to Poland, as well as a squadron of reconnaissance drones.

    A new military airfield will also be built “for …