Contents tagged with Poland

  • The UN Security Council declines to review Ukrainian language law at Russia’s request

    The UN Security Council declined to review the law making the Ukrainian language the state language, reported by Radio Svoboda.

    At the beginning of the meeting, representatives of several countries refused to consider the issue, especially as it was the day of the new president of Ukraine’s inauguration, stating that this was Russia’s attempt to exert pressure on Kyiv. Representatives of France, Germany, the USA, Belgium and Poland expressed their opposition.

    During the vote on whether or not …

  • Poland to buy F-35 fighter jets from the US

    Polish Deputy Minister of Defense Wojciech Skurkiewicz revealed plans to purchase two batches of American F-35 fighters.

    According to him, the first aircraft will enter the service of the Polish army by2026. The Minister called this decision a turning point and crucial for the Polish Air Force.

    "This is a crucial decision that will raise our Air Force to a higher level. The first squadron of F-35 aircraft will be purchased by 2026, the second squadron - after 2026," — the PAP Agency quotes …

  • Ukraine resumes transit of Russian oil to Europe

    UkrTransNafta, Ukraine’s oil pipeline operator, announced that the transit of Russian oil through the Druzhba pipeline has now resumed after a temporary suspension due to contamination.

    “This became possible, in particular, after specialists from the Hungarian company MOL carried out additional analysis on the oil in the pipe, and confirmed their willingness to accept it,” the Ukrainian company said in a press release on Saturday 11 May.

    At the end of April, Russia’s oil exports through the …

  • Russia agrees to grant Poland access to Kaczynski’s aircraft

    Russia announced that it will allow Polish investigators to examine the wreckage of a Polish plane that crashed near Smolensk in 2010, an incident that killed Poland’s then-President Lech Kaczynski and the members of the official delegation heading to the events marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.

    According to the information published on the website of the Russian Federation Investigative Committee, access to the aircraft wreckage will be granted at the end of May.

    "At the …

  • President Duda wants to secure Poland's membership in the EU and NATO in the Constitution

    During the celebration of Poland’s Constitution Day, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the state's membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance should be added to the Constitution, reports Ukrinform. According to the opposition, the ruling party is against such a move.

    “We have a constitution and we need to discuss any potential amendments. We should debate whether or not the EU membership should be included in the constitution and we must add a guarantee that we will …

  • Belarus receives first clean oil supply from Russia

    Russian oil has crossed the border of Belarus, beginning its flow at the Mozyr refinery, reports Interfax referring to the press-service of the Belarusian oil concern Belneftekhim.

    "Oil meeting the standards, began to flow on May 2 at 12:40,” the press service of Belneftekhim said.

    On April 23, Belarus was forced to suspend the export of light oil products to Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic States due to the low-quality Russian oil. On the same day, Belarus held negotiations in Moscow on the …

  • Poland opens oil reserves after stopping supplies from Russia

    The Polish Energy Ministry has decided to use 800,000 tons of oil from its strategic reserves to compensate for the Russian oil that the country has not been receiving, Reuters reports, citing an official spokesperson.

    On 25 April, Poland announced that it had stopped accepting Russian oil through the Druzhba pipeline. Warsaw informed Gomeltransneft Druzhba, the Belarusian pipeline operator, that the oil refineries in Poland and Germany cannot accept oil with the quality indicators that were …

  • Russian bikers refused entry to Poland

    Polish border guards refused entry to the Night Wolves motorcycle club members travelling to the motor rally “Roads of Victory - to Berlin 2019”.

    The incident occurred on the Belarusian-Polish border, where the Night Wolves club members gathered, arriving not only from Russia but also from Germany, Poland and Italy.

    “Yesterday we said that there were no problems at the border,” wrote representatives of the Night Wolves Polish branch Nocne Wilki on their Facebook account on May 1. …

  • Belarus loses at least $100 million due to poor quality oil from Russia

    Belarus has partially resumed its exportation of light oil products to Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states, after being forced to suspend it due to poor quality oil from Russia. However, its losses have already exceeded $100 million.

    “We are now assessing the losses we have experienced in April. At present, they are in the region of $100 million in terms of lost revenue from oil products,” commented Vladimir Sizov, deputy head of the Belarusian state oil concern Belneftekhim on Thursday 25 …

  • Poland reports deterioration of Russian oil quality

    Poland has recorded a deterioration in the quality of oil received from Belarus via the Druzhba pipeline, reports Forsal citing the Polish pipeline operator PERN.

    PERN received a fax from Gomeltransneft, which reported an increased content of organochlorine compounds in the raw materials, and later “noted this in crude oil that entered Poland”. PERN informed the Polish and German refineries about the decline in oil quality.

    “We are monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis,” stated the …