Contents tagged with Poland

  • Anti-Ukrainian Documentary Shown on Polish TV Channel

    On February 21st, Polish TV Channel TVN24 broadcasted the controversial documentary film The Masks of the Revolution during the program Eva Evart Advises. The director of the film is French journalist Paul Moreira. This documentary film depicts  the events in the Kiev Euromaidan movement as a riot started by radical nationalists. The film is full of allusions to the leading role of the US in the events in Kiev two years ago. It hints at the fact that the Russian annexation of Crimea was …

  • Russia and Poland Agree on a Temporary Resumption of Freight Transit

    According to the agreement between Warsaw and Moscow, Polish and Russian freight carriers will be given 20,000 transport permits, which will be valid until April 15th.

    Gazeta Wyborcza reported that the two countries finalized this agreement on February 19th.

    As the newspaper reports, the Deputy for the Infrastructure of Poland, Jerzy Schmidt, and the Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia, Nicolay Asaul, signed an agreement in Moscow, which by the end of this week will allow temporary …

  • Poland asks US for Help with Investigation into Plane Crash that Killed President Kaczynski in 2010

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that on Monday, during his visit to the U.S., he will ask for Washington's help with the investigation into the Smolensk disaster that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010.

    "We'll ask whether the U.S. has any data that could be useful in the investigation of the crash... Perhaps their satellites recorded something at the moment of the disaster, or whether U.S. intelligence has received information which could be important," as quoted …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: NATO's old obligations to Russia are no longer relevant

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski believes that NATO should build up military infrastructure in Eastern Europe, despite the old obligations of the Alliance to Russia.

    He said this in a speech at the Munich Security Conference, according to a correspondent of Evropeiskaya Pravda in Munich.

    Waszczykowski said that the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and Russia from 1997, in his opinion, has lost relevance and the Alliance is no longer obligated  …

  • Poland opens fresh probe into plane crash that killed President Kaczynski in 2010

    Poland has resumed the investigation of the Tu-154 plane crash that occurred near Smolensk in April of 2010 that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski.  This was announced on the 4th of February by the Minister of Defense of Poland, Antoni Macierewicz.  The commission that will execute the investigation will consist of 12 people, and will include engineers and technical experts, some of whom are from abroad.  “I am sure that the work will bring us closer to the truth,” Macierewicz said. …

  • Polish Oil and Gas Company Files Lawsuit against Gazprom

    Polish oil and gas company, PGNiG, has filed a lawsuit in the Court of Arbitration in Stockholm against Gazprom, according to a statement on Monday, February 1st. In May of 2015, PGNiG notified the Russian company of the pending arbitration.

    The subject of the lawsuit is the revision of pricing conditions for a long-term contract signed in 1996 for the purchase of natural gas. The company notes that because of the "confidential nature of the arbitration" it cannot provide details of the …

  • Russian Freight Carriers No Longer Allowed In Poland and Turkey

    Russian labor permit agreements in the cargo business with Poland and Turkey have expired. Negotiations to renew them have been unsuccessful for different reasons. Cargo transportation between Russia and the two nations has consequently stopped completely. 

    Poland has not yet renewed permits for Russian freight forwarders from Kaliningrad due to dissatisfaction with Russia’s new legislative requirements. According to them, conditions for foreign freight companies appeared to be seriously …

  • Trucking between Poland and Russia could end in February

    Freight transport between Russia and Poland may soon cease, warned the Russian Ministry of Transport on Thursday, January 28th. The agreement that allows each country to transport cargo through the other ends on February 1, 2016, and a new agreement has not yet been reached.

    According to the website of the Ministry of Transport, Poland doesn't agree with the new Russian requirements which are aimed at strengthening state control over freight transportation and also increases the penalty for …

  • Joint Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade to be ready in 2017

    A ceremony was held in Lublin to mark the beginning of the Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian brigade, as reported by web portal TVN 24.

    The ceremony was attended by the Defense Ministers of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine; Antoni Macierewicz, Juozas Olekas and Stepan Poltorak.

    According to the Defense Minister of Poland, all three battalions have shown solid progress, and there is every chance that the joint team will be at full combat readiness next year.

    He added that he considers the cooperation …

  • Pro-Russian group in Poland submits complaint with Prosecutor's Office over Ukrainian activists

    An unregistered Polish political party called “Change” filed a complaint with the Prosecutor’s office in Warsaw about the Euromaidan-Warsaw activists. Polish Radio reported that Ukrainians were accused of contempt of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.

    Members of the party drew attention to October 7th last year when Euromaidan-Warsaw activists started picketing the Embassy of Russia Federation on the center of Warsaw. During the protest, participants used placards where Putin was …