Contents tagged with Poland

  • The US tank brigade arrives in Europe

    The first American armored brigade units arrived at the Belgian Antwerp port and started to unload for further transportation to Eastern Europe, the press-service of Belgian Ministry of Defense stated on Saturday, May 19.  

    “Military equipment of the U.S.A was delivered to the port of Antwerp for further deployment in Eastern Europe as part of the Atlantic Resolve operation,” the Ministry stated on its Twitter account.

    The U.S. Embassy in Belgium stated that 85 tanks, Bradley fighting …

  • Poland supports sending UN peacekeers to Donbas

    At the UN Security Council in New York at a forum dedicated to the role of international law in the maintenance of peace and security, President Andrzej Duda of Poland stated that Poland supports the idea of sending UN peacekeepers to Donbas, Polskie Radio reported.

    According to him, the illegal annexation of the Crimea and the actions of separatists in the Donbas would be impossible without strong support from outside. He believes that the current situation puts the security of all of Europe …

  • Poland files case against Russia's Gazprom for financing Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has opened proceedings against Gazprom and five other international companies responsible for financing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, reported Polskie Radio.

    Polskie Radio noted that more than two years ago, the five companies wanted to create a consortium to finance the construction of the Russian gas pipeline. Marek Niechciał, President of UOKIK, stated that “the company that was to deal with the construction of the Nord …

  • Pentagon may increase U.S. military contingent in Poland

    James Mattis, the United States Secretary of Defense, stated that the United States is open for discussing the possibility of increasing its military contingent in Poland, DW reports. Mattis announced this information during a meeting with Polish Defense Minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, emphasizing that Poland is America’s ally in NATO.

    “We are placing troops in NATO in accordance with the requirements of security,” Mattis stated. “Therefore, we are always open to such discussions.”

    In 2017, NATO …

  • Poland: Smolensk air disaster was caused by an explosion onboard the aircraft

    The cause of death for members of the government delegation that crashed near Smolensk in 2010 was an explosion that occurred aboard the Tu-154M plane, as stated by Antoni Macierewicz, Chairman of the Sub-commission on the investigation of the Smolensk disaster and former Polish National Defense Minister, during a live broadcast on the TV channel TVP1.

    "The passengers were killed by an explosion in the center wing before colliding with the ground. This [explosion] was their cause of death," …

  • Polish President Duda: Smolensk air disaster and aggression against Ukraine complicate relations with Russia

    In an interview with PAP news agency which took place on the eve of the eighth anniversary of the plane crash in which Polish President Lech Kaczyński, Polish President Andrzej Duda stated that the Smolensk plane crash and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine are the main causes of complicated Polish and Russian relations.

    "These are complicated relations. On the one hand, there is the Smolensk case, the issue of the return of debris that we should think about a lot. But it is not only the …

  • Russia promises responding to Poland over demolition of Soviet monuments

    Russian ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreyev, discussed the measures to be taken by Moscow against Warsaw in response to the demolition of Soviet-era monuments dedicated to soldiers and liberators, the Izvestia newspaper reports. According to Andreyev, the most appropriate response in this situation would be to raise the world's awareness about the policy and conduct of the Polish authorities.

    “This is the purpose of the protests which we bring on each occasion to Poland. We constantly bring …

  • Poland to build high-speed highway to the Ukrainian border

    According to a Facebook post by the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) with reference to the General Directorate for National Roads and Highways of Poland, Warsaw has unveiled plans to build a high-speed highway called the S12, which will join the Yagodin checkpoint on the border with Ukraine.

    The highway will be 75 km in length, have two lanes on each side, and end in the Polish city of Piaski. Along the road infrastructure, facilities such as gas stations and …

  • Kremlin: shipments of American Patriot air defense systems to Poland are a threat to Russia’s security

    The shipment of American anti-air and anti-missile defense systems to Poland can be considered a threat to Russia’s security, as stated by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a press briefing.

    “We view the steps taken [by Poland] as an element to destabilize the military and political situation in Europe, and a threat to the national security of the Russian Federation. At the same time we note that the Russian defensive resources are adequate to ensure the inviolability of …

  • Poland signs contract to get US Patriot missile defense systems

    On Wednesday, March 28, Poland signed a contract to purchase the U.S. Patriot missile defense systems.

    Polish Radio reported that the first systems will arrive in Poland in 2022. The amount of the contract is $4.75 billion.

    In Warsaw, the signing ceremony for the agreement was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and U.S. Ambassador to Warsaw Paul Jones. Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed the document.

    “This system will serve as the basis …