Contents tagged with Poland

  • 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, …

  • Right-wing radicals in Poland protest against the 'Ukrainization of the job market'

    Right-wing radicals in Poland held a protest to show their disagreement with the government’s eastern migration policy, Polish radio reported.

    Representatives and supporters, especially the “National-Radical Camp” (ONR) and the “All-Polish Youth” protested outside the Prime Minister’s office against the government’s eastern immigration policy and against Ukrainians coming to Poland.

    The protesters believe that a “Ukrainization” of the Polish job market is taking place.

    “In our opinion, this …

  • Media: Russia financed anti-Ukrainian groups in Poland

    Belarusian Alexander Usovsky received 100 000 Euro from Russia in order to finance the activity of anti-Ukrainian groups in Poland. The amount was uncovered by the Ukrainian hacker groups CyberHunta and Cyber Alliance, Gazeta Wyborcza writes.

    According to the newspapers’s source, the hackers hacked Usovsky’s email and gained complete access to his personal correspondence with Russian officials and the leaders of Polish nationalist groups.

    “This was the first concrete evidence that Russia is …

  • Poland blocks monopolization of OPAL by Russia

    The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has blocked the monopolization of the OPAL gas pipeline for a year. PGNiG Chairman Piotr Wozniak made the announcement, reports Ukrinform.

    "We have managed to block auctions on the use of the OPAL gas pipeline until March-April of next year. For 15 years it will not be possible to conduct auctions for the pipeline capacities in volumes larger than before. We managed to block this initiative of the Russians,” said Wozniak.

    He stressed that the PGNiG …

  • Media: Polish LOT airline is planning to launch new flights to Ukraine

    Polish airlines are becoming increasingly interested in the Ukrainian market, as stated on Polish Radio, citing the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper.

    "The Polish airline LOT is planning to launch new flights to the Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia, and Rivne. After the holidays more flights to Lviv will be launched. "There are currently two flights a day from Warsaw to Lviv, and there will be a third one," the message says.

    It was also reported that according to the press secretary of LOT, …

  • Ukraine and five Eastern European countries ask U.S. not to remove sanctions from Russia

    Diplomats from six Eastern European states, including Ukraine, made a plea to U.S. senators to help in the confrontation with Russia.

    As noted by Reuters, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, as well as the Ambassadors of Poland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia came to hearings of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.

    They urged the U.S. not to lift sanctions from Russia in the near future. "Until Russia withdraws from the Ukrainian territory, there should …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry accuses US military in Baltic States of anti-Russian activity

    Maria Zakharova, the official spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, accused US troops stationed in the Baltic States of being actively involved in “provocative actions in Eastern Europe.”

    “It cannot be ignored that US troops that have recently arrived in Poland and the Baltic States have engaged in ‘historical activities’ with clear anti-Russian intentions,” said Zakharova, who was quoted on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Zakharova pointed out to “a memorial …

  • Naftogaz of Ukraine wants to join Poland's lawsuit against Gazprom’s access to OPAL

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine requested that the European Court of Justice allow them to join the case on appeal by Poland's PGNIG Supply & Trading against the decision of the European Commission to expand Gazprom’s access to the OPAL gas pipeline, according to the Naftogaz website which reads: “According to the statute of the European Court of Justice, a legal entity can enter the case if it is able to prove an interest in the outcome of this case.”

    In its request, Naftogaz specified the potential …

  • Poland will try to force Russia to give up the wreckage of the Kaczynski aircraft through UN court

    The Polish government intends to challenge the actions of the Russian Federation in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. For more than seven years, Russia has been unable or unwilling to transfer to Poland the wreckage of the Tu-154 plane that claimed Polish President Lech Kaczyński’s life.

    President Kaczyński perished with 96 other people when his Presidential plane crashed under mysterious circumstances not far from the Smolensk North Airport on April 10, 2010. He and his …

  • Polish Ambassador: Russia wants to sow discord between Poland and Ukraine

    In his interview with with Day news web site, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine, Jan Piekło, said that the Polish and Ukrainian governments understand that "we should not argue under any circumstance," on the contrary it is necessary to cooperate to counter Russian aggression and propaganda.

    The Ambassador was commenting on a statement made by the leader of the Law and Justice Party, Jarosław Kaczyński, who recently said that, by making a hero out of Bandera, Ukraine will never …