Contents tagged with Poland

  • Poland demands $6 million from Russia for use of buildings in Warsaw

    The District Court in Warsaw has ordered Russia to pay 9 million Polish zlotys ($2.3 million) for use of a building on Bobrowiecka Street in the Mokotów district, Polish web site of reported.

    The Treasury and City Hall made an accusation against Russia that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs used the building from 2009 to 2015 "without concluding a contract." As the newspaper notes, the defendant did not appear at the court session, which allowed the court, on the basis of the …

  • Polish authorities arrested an Austrian suspected of committing war crimes in eastern Ukraine

    Polish authorities reported on April 30th that they have arrested an Austrian suspected of committing war crimes in eastern Ukraine, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    According to the Polish Border Guard, a 25-year-old man was detained at the Dorohusk Polish border checkpoint three days ago as he tried to cross the border into Ukraine. Austria is now requiring him to be extradited.

    The detainee, the Polish border guards indicate, is suspected of "killing the wounded and prisoners," which is a war …

  • Poland creates center to combat Russian propaganda

    In Poland an NGO has been founded which will work to identify and counteract Russian Propaganda, “The Center for Analysis of Propaganda and Disinformation”, reported Ukrinform with reference to a statement by Adam Lelonek, director of the Center for Analysis of Propaganda and Disinformation.

    “The ‘Center for Analysis of Propaganda and Disinformation’ Foundation is the first institute of this kind in Poland, whose activity will be aimed at the analysis and search for a systematic approach to …

  • 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 …