Contents tagged with Poland

  • Ukraine gives Poland access to its gas transportation system

    The Polish oil and gas concern PGNiG and the Ukrainian gas transportation and storage operator Ukrtransgaz have signed an agreement on the possibility of delivering blue fuel to Ukraine.

    Deputy head of PGNiG Maciej Wozniak called the agreement the next step on the way toward strengthening Poland’s position within the Ukrainian gas market.

    "This agreement means that we have free access to gas pipelines and can use them when we need it," Radio Poland quotes Wozniak as saying.

    Until recently, …

  • Ukraine and Poland prepare joint declaration to guarantee that Polish minority will be able to study in their native language

    Ukraine and Poland intend to sign a declaration confirming their commitment to ensure and guarantee the rights of the Polish minority to study in their mother tongue. This was announced by the Minister of Education and Science Liliya Hrynevych at a press conference with the Minister of National Education of Poland Anna Zalewska.

    "We have started work on a joint document that confirms mutual commitments in terms of the possibility of providing and guaranteeing the rights of the Polish minority …

  • Poland opposes review of Ukraine-EU association proposed by Hungary

    Poland is opposed to a review of the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement, and calls on Kyiv and Budapest to resolve their disagreement regarding the Ukrainian law “On education” through dialogue, as stated by the Polish Foreign Ministry in response to an information request from Ukrinform news agency.

    “Poland does not see an opportunity to review the Association Agreement or the Agreement to deepen the free trade zone with Ukraine. Poland calls on the partners from Hungary and Ukraine …

  • Polish Ambassador to Ukraine: Warsaw shares Kyiv's position on the necessity of studying the Ukrainian language

    The Polish ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Pieklo, announced a meeting of the Education Ministers of Ukraine and Poland to discuss the provisions of the new Ukrainian law on education, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Such a meeting is planned. We consider it necessary to hold such consultations at the Minister level, and include the Minister of Education of Ukraine, Hrynevych, and the Minister of Education of Poland," the ambassador said.

    In answering the journalists' question about the attitude of the …

  • Poland says it has discovered a recording of an explosion aboard crashed Kaczynski’s plane

    On Saturday, during a meeting with the representatives of Polish media, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that the commission to investigate the Tu-154 crash that killed the country's President, Lech Kaczynski, found a recording of the explosion on one of the recorders.

    During the meeting, the Defense Minister was asked about the progress of the investigation of the plane crash near Smolensk on April 10, 2010.

    "We’ve identified the moment of explosion in a flight recording. It …

  • Polish Interior Minister: Poland will not accept refugees from Muslim countries, the country has already welcomed 1 million Ukrainians

    The Minister of the Interior of Poland, Mariusz Blaszczak, stated that Poland would not accept refugees as part of the new program of the European Union, reports the Polish news agency PAP. "We will not give our consent because we have already accepted the Ukrainians. For us the priority and the most important task is security. Such ideologically motivated concepts as resettlement and relocation should not put Poland and Poles at risk, “ said the head of Polish Interior Ministry after  meeting …

  • Poland says it thwarted cyber-attack from Russia

    Polish specialists have managed to repel the hacker attack from Russia, stated Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz during the Polish radio broadcast.

    "This is the third time that we have encountered a cyber-attack from Russia; fortunately, Poland has managed to repel it. The attack was committed against enterprises in Ukraine that have offices in other countries. In other European countries, they had to be blocked, but not in Poland. We managed to make sure that the attack did not …

  • Poland denies Russia’s accusations of 2nd US tank brigade being deployed in the country

    Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz denied the Russian Defense Ministry’s accusations that a US tank brigade had been deployed in Poland on the quiet, Polish news agency Rzeczpospolita reports.

    “It is simply an untrue and misleading representation of the situation,” Macierewicz said at a press-conference in the Polish Cultural Center in London. He also said that the Russian Defense Ministry’s position is “not serious”.

    Macierewicz said that he thought “the Russian Defense Ministry was …

  • Kremlin: Russia may increase number of Iskander ballistic missiles in Kaliningrad in response to deployment of U.S. division in Poland

    Russia may respond to the deployment of a U.S. armored division in Poland by strengthening its Iskander missile system grouping, stated the chairman of the Duma Committee on Defense, the former commander of the Airborne Forces Vladimir Shamanov, as reported by TASS.

    “This creates conditions which in the future could allow them to create a certain springboard for attack,” Shamanov said, adding that measures will be taken, including the deployment of additional units of the Russian Armed Forces …

  • Poland to allocate $550 for creation of cyber troops

    The Polish Ministry of Defense will allocate 2 billion zloty (more than $ 550 million) to create defenses against cyber threats, as stated during the cybersecurity forum, Cybersec 2017, on Monday in Kraków, by the Minister of National Defense of Poland, Antoni Macierewicz, Ukrinform reported.

    "We are aware of how significant Poland's responsibility is, given our key role on NATO's eastern flank. Therefore, the decision that we want to implement in the coming years is the creation of cyber …