Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland urges the European Union to punish Russia for elections in LPR and DPR

    In a statement published on the Polish Foreign Ministry’s website, Warsaw stated that Russia must be punished for conducting  elections in the Donbas.

    “These “elections” in the so-called DPR and LPR are part of the policy of a forced change of the status quo carried out by Russia, that is also manifested in promoting the militarization of the Crimea as well as aggressive activities in the Azov Sea,” stated the Polish Foreign Ministry.

    The Foreign Ministry notes that these “elections” go …

  • Belarus warns of mirror response if the US military base is created in Poland

    The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of Belarus for Foreign Affairs and National Security Sergei Rakhmanov  said that Belarus and Russia would take mirror measures if Poland places on its territory a US armored division base, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    “I believe the response will be adequate. Everything will be counted, weighed and a mirrored decision will be taken,” said Rakhmanov.

    According to him, the state of the relations with the West that Belarus has …

  • NATO begins large-scale military exercises in Poland

    Anakonda-2018 military exercises start in Poland on Wednesday, November 7. These are the largest maneuvers for the Polish armed forces in 2018.

    The stated objective of the exercises is the integration of national and allied structures and troops to conduct strategic defensive operations against conventional and hybrid threats. Their main focus is cooperation between military authorities and civil authorities and separate elements of the command structures of NATO.

    Servicemen from ten NATO …

  • President of Belarus warns of ‘joint response’ with Russia if the US military base established in Poland

    The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko said that the possible deployment of a U.S base in Poland would force Belarus and Russia to "take adequate measures", in particular, to place additional military infrastructure on the territory of Belarus.

    “I told the Polish Foreign Minister when he spoke with us in Minsk that we are not going to fight with them. Therefore, there is no need to create extra military bases. Otherwise, Russians and we will have to respond. This means that we will …

  • Poland concerned by outflow of Ukrainian workforce

    Polish employers are afraid that when other western countries open their labor markets, a significant number of Ukrainians may flow out of Poland, leaving a gap in the Polish labor market which will need to be filled, the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita writes.

    According to the analysts, 7% of the work force has left Ukraine since 2015, moving primarily to Poland. However, they are starting to relocate from there to other western countries. Polish Work Service estimates that as many as 59% of …

  • Polish President: Moscow’s imperial ambitions are obvious to everyone

    Moscow’s imperial ambitions are obvious to everyone; therefore, the NATO’s eastern flank should be strengthened, said Polish President Andrzej Duda in an interview with Bild am Sonntag.

    When asked how dangerous the Russian president is due to threats that Russia poses for Poland and other countries of the eastern part of the EU, Duda answered, "Over the last ten years, Russia twice forcibly changed European borders."

    "In 2008 it attacked Georgia, and in 2014 it attacked Ukraine. In both cases, …

  • Ukraine: Russia sends Donbas coal to Turkey and Poland

    Russia is selling Ukrainian coal, mined in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces and mixed with coal mined in Russia, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at a briefing on the Lviv Security Forum. In this way, coal mined in the Donbas can end up in Turkey and even Poland, UNN reports.

    “We have information that Russia is manipulating coal from the occupied territories [of Ukraine], which they mix with Russian coal, so that we cannot simply detect it chemically, and then it goes to Turkey,” …

  • Russia promises to respond to deployment of US troops in Poland

    Poland’s plans to deploy a division of the US Armed Forces on its territory will not contribute to stability and the strengthening of the regional security, and if it happens, Russia will have to respond to it, stated Sergey Shoygu, the Russian Defense Minister.

    “In such conditions we will have to respond and should be ready to neutralize possible military threats in all directions,” he said during his speech in Minsk at the joint collegium of the Defense Ministry of Russia and Belarus.

    The …

  • Poland bestows imprisoned filmmaker Sentsov with 'For Human Dignity' award

    Poland bestowed the eighth annual Pro Dignitate Humana (“For Human Dignity”) award to Oleh Sentsov who has been illegally imprisoned in Russia, stated Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz at a joint press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin.

    The award was founded by former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski in 2011. Klimkin stressed that the filmmaker deserves the award not only because he is a political prisoner but also because the aim of his …

  • Polish President calls for halt of Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction

    During his visit to London, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged Germany to abandon the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The second gas pipeline running under the Baltic Sea will lead to the disruption of the ‘energy balance’, he said during a joint press conference with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday, October 23, in Berlin.

    According to Duda, the new gas pipeline will lead to the dominant position of a single supplier and will …