Contents tagged with Poland

  • Polish Foreign Ministry: We are prepared for a very long information war with Russia

    Responding to a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding Poland’s role in World War II, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski said that Warsaw is prepared for a lengthy information war with Russia, reports tvn.24.

    “We are ready for a very long information war with Russia,” he said.

    Jablonski also said that Warsaw deliberately refrained from commenting on Putin’s statement initially, in order to observe how things would develop.

    “You can respond very quickly, without …

  • Polish Prime Minister: USSR was an ally of Nazi Germany

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that the Molotov—Ribbentrop Pact was initially a Union agreement between the USSR and Nazi Germany.

    Morawiecki also accused the Russian authorities of supporting Stalinism.

    "Russian citizens are the main victims of Stalin, one of the greatest criminals in world history, and therefore they deserve the truth. I believe that the Russians are a nation of free people, and they reject Stalinism, even if Putin's government is trying to justify it," wrote …

  • Poland and Slovakia express readiness for ‘gas war’ between Russia and Ukraine

    Polish oil and gas state company PGNiG stated that Poland is prepared if the transit of Russian gas to Europe through Ukrainian territory stops. The company has also presented possible options for fuel supplies in 2019-2023.

    “If gas transit stops from the beginning of 2020, gas production in Poland, its reserves, and imports, including through Belarus, will amount to 25.6 billion cubic meters of gas per year with a total consumption of 19 billion.  If, after the expiration of the agreement …

  • Polish largest oil and gas company plans to produce gas in Ukraine's Lviv region

    The largest Polish oil and gas company PGNiG plans to produce gas in the Lviv region with the Ukrainian ERA trading company, reports PGNiG.

    "The agreement we signed today will allow us to produce natural gas in a very promising region. I am confident that our partnership with the ERA trading company will contribute to the value of both companies," said PGNiG's Board President Piotr Woźniak.

    The agreement between ERA trading and PGNiG provides for joint operations in the Lviv region.

    First, …

  • Poland: sanctions against Russia should be extended

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said that sanctions of the European Union against Russia should be extended for the next six months, reports Polskie Radio.

    "We do not believe that there have been significant changes in Russia's policy, which would be a prerequisite to change our policy. Therefore, I think the sanctions will be extended for the next six months. We believe that Russia is the side that started aggression, and Russia should withdraw from the Donbas, and implement the …

  • Poland calls into question capabilities of Russian S-400 missile systems

    Russia’s S-400 anti-air missile system does not correspond to its stated characteristics, wrote Polish news outlet Gazeta.

    According to the Polish newspaper, the Russian aerial defense systems stationed in Kaliningrad are not capable of destroying aircraft in Polish airspace, because the detection range of the S-400’s radar depends directly on the topography and the curvature of the earth.

    For radar to detect a target, it must be raised several kilometers above the surface of the earth. At …

  • Ship with American liquefied gas for Ukraine arrives in Poland

    A ship carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US and destined for Ukraine arrived at the Polish LNG terminal in Świnoujście on November 19, the US Embassy in Kyiv announced.

    “U.S. liquefied gas (LNG) is coming to Ukraine! Another step in helping Ukraine achieve energy independence, a ship carrying the LNG destined for Ukraine arrived yesterday at the Świnoujście, Poland LNG landing terminal in the Baltic Sea,” the embassy wrote on Twitter.

    Ukraine signed an agreement in August with the …

  • Poland complains of overpaying billions for Russian gas

    For several years, the Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG (Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo) has overpaid Russia’s Gazprom at least €230 million per year, PGNiG CEO Piotr Woźniak told TVP Info in an interview. He said that since 2014 at least, PGNiG has paid roughly one billion zloty (about €233 million) too much for Russian gas – the different between Gazprom’s prices and market prices.

    Woźniak hopes that the Stockholm Arbitration Institute, which PGNiG has already …

  • Poland notifies Gazprom of intention to terminate gas supply contract

    The Board of Directors of the Polish national  oil and gas company PGNiG notified Russian gas giant Gazprom of its intention to terminate the binding contract for the purchase and sale of natural gas. The so-called Yamal contract was signed on September 25, 1996 and expires on December 31, 2022.

    In the Declaration of PGNiG, it is noted that deliveries of liquefied natural gas and fuel from other countries will replace the Russian gas supply.

    In the first half of 2019, Poland reduced purchases …

  • Belarusian President Lukashenko rules out appearance of Russian tanks in Poland

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said after parliamentary elections that Belarus and Russia are not going to send tanks against Poland, reports BelTA.

    The Belarusian President pointed out that Belarus has always been open to Poland, as it is one of the countries closest to it. He also added that Belarus is ready for close, friendly relations with Poland.

    According to Lukashenko, when such relations began to develop between Minsk and Warsaw, Poland began to "play along" with the …