Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland to support introduction of peacekeeping mission in Donbas at UN Security Council

    At a briefing in Kharkiv after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said that his country, which will replace Ukraine on the UN Security Council beginning January 1, will support the initiative to introduce peacekeepers to the Donbas.

    "We talked about political matters that are very important to us as a member of the UN Security Council for the next two years ... A very important idea that needs to be met is for a UN peacekeeping mission to start …

  • President of Poland: Nord Stream 2 carries threats to Europe's energy security

    Poland, like Ukraine, opposes the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, stated Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    "Poland's position on the Nord Stream-2 issue is unchanged. We are absolutely against this investment. We believe that it violates European norms, that it is against the interests of the European Union, and here our positions (with Ukraine - IF) are unequivocal from the very beginning, identical, and unchanged," Duda stated at a joint briefing with Ukrainian President Petro …

  • Ukraine and Poland agree to joint customs control

    Ukraine and Poland have agreed to introduce joint customs control on the border, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced at a press briefing after meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    “We have agreed on an intergovernmental level that we will carry out joint customs control as an effective means of fighting corruption and smuggling,” Zerkalo Nedeli cites Poroshenko as saying.

    Poroshenko commented that this step will make the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU even …

  • New Prime Minister of Poland calls for closer ties with Ukraine

    The new Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, said in his first speech to the Sejm that his government will pursue a policy of rapprochement of the countries of the region, including  Ukraine, Radio Poland writes.

    "This applies in particular to the Visegrad Group and the Three Seas Initiative. We also want to return to the real strategic partnership in the east and intend to expand our relations with Ukraine, Lithuania, and Georgia and provide them with a new position, although it …

  • Polish Ambassador to Ukraine: Kyiv was first to start denying Poles entry to Ukraine

    The Ambassador of Poland to Ukraine, Jan Pieklo, believes that Ukraine was the first country to start the practice of creating “black lists” for Poles, the diplomat told the Delovaya stolitsa newspaper.

    “As for non-grata persons, Ukraine was the first who started this practice. A year ago, the Mayor of the Polish city of Przemysl, Robert Choma, was denied entry to Ukraine. A little bit later the same happened to a Polish professor from Lublin. Then Poland retaliated and denied entry to …

  • 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 …

  • Warsaw: a free Ukraine is not needed for the existence of a free Poland

    Ukraine needs Poland, but Poland will manage without Ukraine, stated the head of the cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Jan Parys, reports RMF24.

    “I would like to say clearly that a strong and independent Ukraine is important for Poland, but it’s not true that the existence of Ukraine is a necessary condition for the existence of a free Poland,” he said.

    “After the withdrawal of Britain from the EU, Poland will be the fifth state in the EU. Poland is part of NATO, it is the …

  • 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 …

  • Klimkin: Ukrainian migrant workers save Polish economy

    Responding to claims by new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has stated that Ukrainians who work in Poland save the Polish economy.

    Earlier, Morawiecki said that relations with Ukraine must be built on historical truth and that events such as "the genocide in Volhynia" cannot be forgotten.

    "We truly are saving the Polish economy, given the Ukrainians working there. I know cases in which Ukrainians have been offered a large salary because they …

  • 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 …