Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland to create partisan army for protection against Russia

    Poland intends to use a partisan army in the event of a war with Russia. By 2024, the paramilitary structure will include an estimated 53,000 volunteers and will reinforce defense and the potential of the Polish army, said Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, as cited by the Bild newspaper.

    The article’s author, Dirk Müller Thederan, writes that if “the Russians really come”, Warsaw will resist them using all available means: fighters, missiles, helicopters and new transport aircraft. …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister proposes to connect Baltic and Black seas

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, during his speech at the Yalta European Strategy conference (YES), proposed to connect the Baltic and Black seas. According to Honcharuk, Ukraine has already started discussions on several ambitious infrastructure projects. "We need to try to build and connect the Baltic and Black seas by water. It is possible, " he said.

    Honcharuk added that to implement the project, Kyiv needs to agree with Poland and Belarus on 40 waterways. "It is important to …

  • US agrees to sell F-35 fighter jets to Poland

    The US State Department has approved the sale of 32 new F-35 military aircraft to Poland, reports the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (part of US Defense Department) .

    The contract includes the delivery of spare parts. The American side also undertakes to repair, train personnel, and provide the necessary equipment for the training. It also guarantees assistance in solving engineering, logistics and personnel issues related to the maintenance of fighter jets.

    The transaction value, …

  • EU Court restricts Gazprom's rights on OPAL pipeline

    The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in favor of Poland in its dispute with Russian gas company Gazprom over the Opal pipeline, reports the Polish Energy Ministry on Twitter.

    "The court overturned the decision of European Commission, that was giving the Russian concern the right to use the 100% of pipeline," reads the message of the the Polish Energy Ministry. The press service of the court stated that the previous order violated the principle of energy solidarity.

    Polish Minister …

  • Polish president: Former relations with Russia cannot be restored

    During a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, Polish President Andrzej Duda criticized Russia’s policies and accused it of “realizing imperial ambitions”.

    Talking to the press in Warsaw, Duda said that Russia is trying to change countries’ borders using military methods, and that this cannot be responded to with indifference.

    This is why he did not support the idea of reinstating Russia in the Group of Eight format, even though this was proposed by US President Donald Trump.

    “It’s a …

  • Poland explains why Russia was not invited to World War II anniversary

    No Russian representatives were invited to the commemorative events in Poland on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II due to Russia’s disinterest in maintaining the “spirit of historical truth”, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk told the Maryja radio station in an interview.

    He noted that Poland invited representatives of the EU, NATO and the Eastern Partnership, which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Russia, however, is …

  • Zelensky: Polish President agrees that Nord Stream 2 threatens all Europe

    After his meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine and Poland are in agreement that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline poses a threat to the whole of Europe.

    “It is pleasing that trade and economic ties between our countries have been growing annually and will continue to grow in future. Even now, Poland is our second largest trade partner in the EU,” said the Ukrainian president, as cited by his official press …

  • Polish president: Sanctions on Russia must be maintained to avoid repeat of world war

    During his address in Warsaw on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the West to maintain sanctions on Russia in order to prevent another world war, Onet.pl reports.

    “Georgia in 2008, Ukraine in 2014. To this day, the occupation, prisoners of war, and provocations continue. We must be resolute. It is our responsibility to the communities of Europe and the world that there never again be armed aggression,” said Duda, after calling for the …

  • Ukraine, Poland and USA sign gas memorandum

    Ukraine, Poland and the United States signed a Memorandum of Tripartite Cooperation in the Energy Sector, announced the Secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Danylyuk on his on Facebook page . “At a meeting with US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, which preceded the signing of the Memorandum, we discussed the importance of diversifying the risks posed by the dependence on Russian gas supplies for both Ukraine and Poland. One of the steps to ensure the …

  • Poland creates new military division to counter the threat from the East

    A new division of troops has been established in eastern Poland, said Poland’s Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak, reported Polskie Radio .

    The Minister took part in the ceremony of transition to the 18th Mechanized Division of the 1st Warsaw armored Brigade and the 21st Brigade.

    General Jarosław Gromadziński, Commander of the 18th Division, noted the combat potential of the new tactical unit and its NATO command structure.

    "This division is located in eastern Poland because …