Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland: Nord Stream 2 is 'a selfish project' of Russia and Germany

    Russia's Nord Stream 2 project is damaging European energy security, said the Chief of Poland’s Presidential Chancellery, Krzysztof Szczerski, reports Polskie Radio.

    "This is a very selfish project between the two countries (Russia and Germany) that deals a blow to the entire energy security structure of Europe and the Euro-Atlantic space," Szczerski said.

    According to Szczerski, reports that Joe Biden's administration can agree to the implementation of this project are not true.

    Szczerski …

  • Germany, Sweden and Poland expel Russian diplomats

    The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared persona non grata one of the employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin, announced the representative of the German Foreign Ministry on Monday, February 8. According to him, this step was a response of the German government to the expulsion of one of the employees of the German Embassy in Moscow and diplomats of other EU countries.

    The German Foreign Ministry spokesman called Moscow's decision "unjustified" and noted that the German diplomat …

  • Lukashenko: doctors leaving Belarus will not be allowed back

    Belarusian doctors who have left for work abroad will no longer be able to come back, said the acting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on COVID-19 pandemic, BelTA news agency reports.

    "They are specifically asking our doctors to come to Poland to help the population and the government in the fight against the COVID. I want to warn you that we don't have any extra doctors. We need to treat our people ourselves. But, following our principle, we will not keep anyone. However, …

  • Belarus bans entry to Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Polish citizens

    Minsk will not allow citizens of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland to enter Belarus, said the Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Igor Kizim on the air of Hromadske Radio.

    According to him, the Belarusian border guards are taking appropriate measures.

    "All the same, they continue to consider Ukraine a threat. All this is groundless, but someone needs it to justify tough actions against the protesters," Kizim said.

    Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine should keep trade …

  • Poland fines Gazprom $7.6 billion for Nord Stream 2

    Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) imposed maximum fines of $7.6 billion and $61 million respectively on Gazprom and five other companies for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline without its consent, reported the Polish antitrust regulator on Twitter.

    The regulator also ordered the termination of contracts for financing the construction.

    "Gazprom can appeal this decision in two instances of the administrative courts of Poland, then in the Supreme …

  • Lukashenko orders closure of borders with Lithuania Poland and Ukraine

    The current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the closure of the borders with Lithuania and Poland, as well as the "strengthening of borders" with Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    "We don't know what they're going to throw at us next. We understand that there are few tricks left in their arsenal before they begin a hot war. I have to work with the Russian President and the Minister of Defense to rebuild the common defense of the union state for the last few days," Lukashenko …

  • Poland seeks arrest of Russian air traffic controllers linked to President Kaczynski's plane crash

    The investigative team of the Polish National Prosecutor's Office appealed to the District Court of Warsaw with a request for the temporary arrest of three Russian air traffic controllers who were working at Smolensk airport when the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed in 2010, a spokeswoman for Poland’s National Prosecutor's Office, told Polskie Radio.

    "The investigation team of the Prosecutor General's Office appealed to the district court of the Warsaw-Mokotow district …

  • Poland calls on Germany to stop construction of Nord Stream 2

    On Wednesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on Germany to halt the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as Warsaw sees it as a threat to the stability of the region.

    The Nord Stream 2 underwater pipeline, which is expected to deliver gas from Russia to Germany, has been 90 percent completed. It is scheduled to be commissioned next year, but German politicians have said they may withdraw support for the project after the alleged poisoning of the leading Kremlin …

  • Belarus deploys missile division to Polish and Lithuanian border

    The head of the Belarusian Defense Ministry Viktor Khrenin announced the start of large-scale tactical exercises in the Grodno region, near the border with Poland.

    According to the Telegram channel VESTI, Alexander Lukashenko will personally monitor the course of the exercises.

    Meanwhile, REN TV, citing the press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry, reports that Minsk has decided to strengthen the military group on the border with Poland and Lithuania.

    The missile division, air …

  • Lukashenko orders to deploy airborne brigade to the border with Poland and Lithuania

    The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, ordered the airborne brigade from Vitebsk to be transferred to Grodno which is located on the border with Poland and Lithuania, reported Interfax with reference to Lukashenko's statement on air of the TV channel Belarus 1.

    "We cannot just watch calmly what is happening in these territories. Our military is also concerned about this problem. Therefore, I will ask additionally, as the tense situation on the western border continues, for the …