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  • Poland and Ukraine signed an agreement on the supply of military equipment

    The Polish Industrial Optics Center will supply Ukrainian defense enterprises with surveillance and guidance devices for armored vehicles, PAP reports. The agreement was signed on Monday, June 26 in Warsaw.

    The agreement between the Industrial Center of Optics and Ukrinmasz refers to the supply of optoelectronic devices for drivers and commanders of military vehicles used by Ukraine, particularly the BMP, BTR and BRDM fighting vehicles.

    The commercial director of the Polish enterprise, Pavel …

  • Poland to fine Russia for poor quality of the supplied gas

    Poland will impose a fine on Russia for supplying substandard gas, which Warsaw stopped taking from the Yamal gas pipeline for its own needs as of June 21st, as stated by the chairman of the Polish oil and gas company, PGNiG, Piotr Wozniak, Ukrinform reports.

    “As a result, PGNiG will be forced to impose a fine on Gazprom in accordance with the contract,” Wozniak said.

    According to him, if the gas supply to Poland is resumed by June 23rd, this will not affect the 2017 – 2018 heating season. …

  • The Polish Sejm adopted a law banning communist propaganda

    The Polish Sejm amended the law banning the propaganda of communism or any other totalitarian system in the names of buildings and other architectural objects. According to the document adopted on June 22, the monuments of the Soviet era, including memorials in honor of the Red Army, will be demolished.

    408 deputies voted in favor, 7 voted against, and 15 abstained when voting on the final wording of the law. Amendments will come into force three months after the promulgation of the law.

    The …

  • Poland: Russia will use Nord Stream 2 as a political weapon

    The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a political project and threatens the diversification of sources of the energy supply in the region, as stated by Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski during a session of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Reykjavik, the Polish Foreign Ministry reported.

    “The Nord Stream 2 project creates a major risk to the diversification of gas supply sources in the region,” Waszczykowski said.

    He added that in the area of regional energy security, solutions …

  • Poland abandons Russian gas over poor quality

    The Polish company GAZ-System has reported a cutoff of gas from the country's pipeline system originating from the reverse side of the Yamal gas pipeline. According to the company's statement, the reason for refusal of the gas injections is their low quality.

    GAZ-System's official representative, Tomasz Pietrasienski, explained to RIA Novosti that the issue is "about Russian gas" coming through reverse delivery.

    "The gas does not currently meet the quality parameters. The provider of the gas …

  • NATO Secretary General: Transfer of troops to the East is complete

    The transfer of NATO troops to the eastern flank of the Baltic countries and Poland has been completed, as   stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during his visit to Latvia.

    “Today the relocation has been completed,” said Stoltenberg at a ceremony at a military base in Adazi, 20 kilometers from Riga. Thus, NATO fulfilled its promise made a year ago in Warsaw to “defend the union, react to aggression and keep peace,” the alliance’s secretary-general said.

    Stoltenberg considers the …

  • Poland is ready to go into litigation with the European Commission on the reception of refugees

    The Brussels assessment of the refusal by Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary to accept refugees, as well as the possible subsequent punishment of these countries deepens the crisis in the EU. Warsaw does not agree to the forced distribution of refugees and is ready to defend its position in the EU court, as stated by the Polish Foreign Ministry in response to the decision of the European Commission.

    "This decision distances us from preparing joint actions in the issue of migration policy …

  • Poland to construct pipeline to provide an alternative to Russian gas supplies

    The Polish gas pipeline operator company Gaz-System will pay approximately €874 million for the construction of the Baltic Pipe from the North Sea to Poland, as stated by Gaz System, Wnp.pl reported.

     “The cost of constructing the gas pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic Sea is estimated at €442 million, another €342 million is for developing the Polish gas transport system, and Gaz-System will also cover 64% of the funds for the construction of a gas compression station, spending almost €91 …

  • Trump to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine with the President of Poland

    President of the United States Donald Trump will discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda during his visit to Poland. This was reported by Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Witold Waszczykowski, reported Radio Poland.

    According to him, Trump will arrive in Poland on the evening of July 5, and his visit will last until the early afternoon hours on July 6. Waszczykowski said that one of the goals of Trump's visit will be a personal meeting with Duda. …

  • Kremlin: Russia will respond to NATO's reinforcement in Poland

    If there is a reinforcement of the US military contingent in Poland, Russia will take all military, political and economic measures in the context of necessary defense, said Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, to RIA Novosti.

    Earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he intends to discuss the matter of enlarging the American military presence in the country with US President Donald Trump during his visit.

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