Contents tagged with Poland

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian war veteran detained in Poland: Interpol gave in to pressure from Russia and blacklisted us

    The Ukrainian war veteran Ihor Mazur, who was arrested in Poland and recently released on bail, believes that Interpol “gave in” to pressure from Russia and included persons wanted in Russia in its database.

    “I don’t think that someone ratted me out. It’s more likely that, in the last few months, Russia started actively working on an international level and, unfortunately, just like Denmark gave in and authorized the construction of Nord Stream 2, so somewhere Interpol gave in and decided to …

  • Poland releases detained Donbas war veteran

    A Ukrainian activist and participant in the war in Eastern Ukraine Ihor Mazur, who was detained in Poland based on Interpol's request, initiated by Russia, was released on Sunday, reports Ukraine's Ambassador to Poland, Andriy Deshchytsia, on his Facebook page. Earlier, Kyiv urged Polish authorities to release a detained Ukrainian activist. Polish Prosecutor also demanded the release of Ihor Mazur. Polish border guards detained Mazur on Friday on a request from Russia, which is demanding his …

  • Deputy Marshal of Polish Parliament: Poland will not extradite detained Donbas war veteran to Russia

    Deputy Marshal of the Polish Sejm (Parliament) Małgorzata Gosiewska said that Poland will not extradite Ihor Mazur to the Russian Federation. Under the standard procedure, on November 12, Interpol’s arrest warrant will be considered in the independent court.

    "The detention of Ihor Mazur at the Polish border is only a technical execution of international agreements and obligations by Poland. A civil activist and a veteran of the war in the Donbas, Georgia, and Chechnya became a victim of the …

  • Poland detains Donbas war veteran at Russia’s request

    In Poland, a Ukrainian military volunteer, a veteran of the war in the Donbas, one of the founders of the "Movement of Resistance to Capitulation" Igor Mazur, known as "Topol" was detained, as reported by the Movement of Resistance to Capitulation on Facebook.

    "We are doing everything possible to help our brother. But in this situation, a decisive position should be taken by our country, for freedom, independence, the territorial integrity of which our friend Topol has fought for decades," the …

  • Poland warns against rapprochement between Russia and France

    The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) has warned against the danger of rapprochement between Russia and France.

    In a corresponding bulletin published by PISM, Polish analysts state that the pursuit of French President Emmanuel Macron of the course aimed at closer cooperation with Moscow can undermine the unity within the European Union and NATO on several issues. The reason for such actions of the French President is an attempt to counteract the growing influence of China in the …

  • Russian spies caught in Poland and Bulgaria

    Polish and Bulgarian secret services have exposed Russian spies. The Polish Internal Security Agency detained a Polish citizen, who is suspected of working for the Russian intelligence agencies and possession of illegal weapons.

    According to Polskie Radio, Peter S. was detained on October 24 in Warsaw, and he has been sentenced for three months. During the detention, local security forces conducted searches and found illegal weapons, ammunition, hard drives, and documents. It is noted that …

  • Denmark approves construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline's offshore section

    The Polish gas operator Gaz-System, which is building the Baltic Pipe pipeline together with the Danish company Danish Energinet SOV, reported that the Danish government has approved the construction of the Baltic Pipe pipeline's offshore section, through which Norwegian gas will be delivered to Poland.

    The obtained permit applies to two sections of a pipeline with a total length of 133 km.

    The permit from the Danish government is the first permit out of three necessary licenses for the …