Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland asked the US for help in putting pressure on Russia regarding the Smolensk plane crash

    Poland hopes for US assistance in filing a complaint against Russia to the international court regarding the Smolensk air crash, as stated by Polish Foreign Minister, Witold Waszczykowski, after a meeting with US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, RIA Novosti reported.

    "Regarding the Smolensk crash, we are interested in any kind of assistance; technical assistance with the investigation, as well as political assistance in the form of pressure on Moscow," he said.

    Waszczykowski noted that …

  • Poland's Military Counterintelligence Service sent a 'top secret' statement on the Smolensk crash to the prosecutor's office

    The head of the Military Counterintelligence Service of Poland (SWK), Piotr Bączek, said that new information was sent to the prosecutor's office concerning the crash of the presidential plane near Smolensk, as reported by Radio Poland.

    "The statement is top secret and concerns an organized visit to Smolensk. It also contains information on contacts and cooperation between the Military Counterintelligence Service and the Federal Security Service (FSB)." The hearing for the former Polish Prime …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Russia may respond to US attack on Syria by escalating situation in the Donbas

    The Kremlin may react to the American bombardment of Syrian troops with an escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine, as stated by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski on channel TVP1.

    “Now everyone is waiting for the reaction from Russia. Either it will react in Syria or, as some say, unfortunately, in Ukraine. There is a certain danger here, because Russia's policy is unpredictable and in some cases even unreasonable. No doubt, there will be some answer. The only question …

  • Poland says that President Kaczynski’s plane started to disintegrate while still in the air

    The subcommission for the investigation of the Smolensk air crash at the Ministry of Defense of Poland believes that Lech Kaczynski's plane began to disintegrate while it was still in the air.

    “The plane began to disintegrate in the air and began to lose pieces, which fell to the ground, even before it hit the birch tree. The birch tree did not play a role in the outcome of the disaster in any way,” the head of the subcommittee, Vaclav Berczyński, said while on air with TVP Info television …

  • Poland accuses Russian dispatchers of causing the Smolensk Crash

    The Polish Prosecutor General's Office accused Russian dispatchers, as well as an unidentified third party of deliberately causing events that lead to the Polish Presidential plane crash near Smolensk.

    Deputy Prosecutor General Marek Poshchenek said that Polish authorities will send the Russian Federation a request for legal assistance to interrogate the air traffic controllers.

    Warsaw also accused an unnamed third person of driving to the accident site, presumably to interfere. That person …

  • Smolensk plane crash: Moscow rejected Poland's accusation

    The Kremlin is aware of Poland’s position regarding the crash of Polish President Lech Kaczynski's plane in 2010, but it does not agree with their conclusions, as was reported to journalists by the Russian President’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, in commenting on the accusation by Poland against Russian dispatchers, the correspondent of RBC reports.

    “Their position is well known, our investigative bodies are engaged in this matter, and the investigation is being carried out by Russia as …

  • Polish politician: Russia is behind the anti-Polish activities in Ukraine

    Polish Law and Justice party leader Jarosław Kaczyński told tvn24 that Russia is most likely behind the recent anti-Polish activities in Ukraine.

    Kaczyński was asked to comment on the information that Russia was behind the attack on the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk, cases of desecration of Polish memorials in Ukraine, as well as the provocations near the Polish-Ukrainian border.

    "It seems Russia is behind this. Lots of things indicate this. Ukrainians talk about this. The assumption …

  • Unknown persons fired at Polish consulate building in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk

    On the night of March 29, unknown persons fired at the building of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk-a city of regional significance on the western territory of Ukraine. There are no casualties or victims. The investigation alleges that the attackers fired using an RPG-26 grenade launcher. The national police of the Volyn Oblast have opened criminal proceedings due to the shelling, and have qualified the event as a terrorist act. At the site of the event, the Security Service of Ukraine ( …

  • Polish Senate excludes lifting sanctions on Russia

    The Polish Senate supports sanctions against the Russian Federation and does not consider their abolition possible, as stated by the Marshal of the Senate, Stanisław Karczewski, during a meeting with the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, as reported on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.

    In turn, Parubiy noted that the active inter-parliamentary dialogue is evidence of a mutual understanding of the importance of Ukrainian-Polish relations and their prospects.

    "In my opinion, …

  • Media reported that Poland will purchase fewer military helicopters than planned

    The Polish Ministry of Defense will purchase only 12 out of a planned 16 new helicopters for the army, announced RMF FM radio. Earlier, the department planned to purchase 8 helicopters for ground forces and 8 more for the fleet.

    The military will end up purchasing fewer helicopters for fleet to fight submarines and conduct rescue operations at sea. Currently, only four helicopters are ordered for the fleet needs. Information on the reduction in the volume of procurement came after March 27, …