Contents tagged with Andrzej Duda

  • Polish Prime Minister cancels trip to Israel after Netanyahu's comment about Poles

    Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, has canceled his trip to Jerusalem, where he was going to take part in the Visegrad Group leaders and Israel summit. Gazeta Wyborcza connects this decision with the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s, statement about the Poles collaboration with the Nazis during the Second World War. 

    The head of the Polish Prime Minister’s Office, Mikhail Dvorchik, announced that Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz will represent Warsaw at the summit, …

  • Polish President expresses hope for the permanent presence of the US military in the country

    Speaking at the parade on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day, Polish President Andrzej Duda expressed hope for the permanent presence of the US military forces in his country.

    According to Duda, Poland fears a new aggression from Russia and the permanent presence of the US Army would act as “deterrence for any potential aggressor".

    The US Armed Forces and US servicemen are stationed on a rotation basis in Poland and other countries on the eastern flank of NATO - Lithuania, Latvia and …

  • Ukrainian migrant workers sent over $800 million from Poland in the first quarter

    Ukrainians working in Poland wired home 2.9 billion zlotys, the equivalent of over 800 million US dollars in the first quarter of 2018. This represents 86% of all money transfers of foreigners working in the neighboring country, Polish Radio reports.

    According to the Polish Central Bank, foreigners transferred a total of 3.4 billion zlotys from Poland or over $920 million, which is 700 million zlotys more than in 2017. Last year Ukrainians sent 2.4 billion zlotys from Poland to Ukraine.

    At …

  • Polish President calls events in Volhynia an 'ethnic cleansing'

    Volhynia massacre was an ethnic cleansing and not merely a war between Poland and Ukraine, said the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, as reported by UNIAN. “This was not a war, this was an ethnic cleansing, to remove Polish people from the areas they lived. 100,000 people were tortured to death”, - noted Polish president. He called the anniversary a very sad date for Polish families.

    Duda arrived in Ukraine to take part in the events dedicated to the 75-year anniversary of this tragedy. …

  • Polish President: Russia is greatest world threat

    During the last day of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, Polish President Andrzej Duda said  that Russia is the greatest threat to global peace, and its actions in Georgia in 2008, the annexation of the Crimea and the invasion of the Donbas demonstrate the true intentions of the Russian Federation, reports Polskie radio.

    "Russia is the biggest threat to the security of Europe and the world. The invasion of Georgia in 2008, the unlawful annexation of Crimea, and military intervention …

  • Polish President accuses Ukrainian nationalists of genocide against Poles in 1944

    Polish President Andrzej Duda accused Ukrainian soldiers and nationalists of committing genocide against the Poles in the village of Huta Pieniacka in 1944. However, he said that the Poles still want good relations with Ukrainians, Evropeyska Pravda reports.

    On Sunday at the site of the Huta Pieniacka village in Ukraine’s Lviv province, an official Polish delegation paid tribute to the memory of the Poles who were killed there on February 28, 1944. During the ceremony, state secretary of the …

  • Spokesperson of Polish President says Duda’s visit to Ukraine helped reduce tensions between two countries

    The visit of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda to Ukraine was aimed at "reducing tensions," that have appeared over the past few months, and this mission has been accomplished, the President’s spokesman Krzysztof Łapiński stated on the air of Radio Warszawa, reports

    He also noted that Poland's relations with Ukraine "should be built on the basis of historical truth."

    "The falsification of history must not be accepted," Łapiński believes.

    He also stated that [Andrzej] Duda and Petro …

  • Klimkin: someone wants to disrupt Polish President Duda’s visit to Ukraine

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin condemned the provocation directed at the Polish bus outside of Lviv, and suggested that someone is trying desperately to disrupt Polish President Andrzej Duda’s visit.

    “I strongly condemn the provocation directed at the Polish bus which was parking outside of Lviv. There were no casualties! Someone is desperately trying to cause a quarrel between us and Poland, and disrupt President A. Duda’s visit,” Klimkin said in a tweet.

    Klimkin was referring to …

  • Polish-Ukrainian talks: sides agree to scrap Moratorium on Exhumation of victims of armed conflicts

    At the recent talks in Krakow (Poland) that highlighted the crisis in the Polish-Ukrainian relations, the sides agreed to lift a moratorium for search-exhumation works and subsequent restoration, as indicated in a statement published on the website of the President of Ukraine.

    The negotiating sides agreed to hold an intergovernmental meeting with the Vice Prime Ministers to discuss in detail the lifting of the moratorium.

    In addition, the parties agreed to continue the work of a Ukrainian- …

  • President of Poland: if we forgive Russia for Ukraine and Georgia, we are in for a tragedy

    The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, said that sooner or later relations with Russia will be restored, however for now the attitude towards them on the international scene is very cold and sanctions are in force. To improve this, Russia must return the wreckage of Tu-154 aircraft to Poland and begin to observe international law.

    Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he had talked with German President, Frank Walter-Steinmeier about the return of the fragments of Tu-154 to Poland before the …