Contents tagged with Donald Tusk

  • President of the European Council: Trump not hiding that his desire to understand Russia is stronger than his enthusiasm for Ukraine

    President of the United States Donald Trump is in discussions with President of the European Council Donald Tusk did not hide that he had less enthusiasm for Ukraine and more of a desire to understand what Russia did in Ukraine, said Tusk in an interview on TV program Fakty po faktach on channel TVN24.

    Tusk stressed that Ukraine needs more support now than ever before, especially in the light of a possible drastic change in US policy towards it.  “In several conversations with me, President …

  • Head of European Council: Crimean Bridge one of the reasons for extending sanctions against Russia

    The Crimean Bridge has become one of the reasons for extending the economic sanctions of the European Union against Russia, stated the Head of the European Council, Donald Tusk after the EU-Ukraine Summit.   Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also took part in the negotiations with the leaders of the European Union at the meeting that took place in Brussels. “The sanctions made the Kremlin pay a high price, and they will continue to pay,” the President said after Summit.     Earlier, when …

  • Merkel: Allies will support and protect Ukraine’s sovereignty

    Foreign allies will continue to make efforts to speed up the process of restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity no matter how long it takes, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her speech in Aachen, Germany, Ukrinform reports."We know that it often takes a long time to solve international conflicts but we will continue our efforts to ensure the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” she assured at the annual ceremony to present the Charlemagne Prize to …

  • Poroshenko and Tusk agreed to hold EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels in summer

    During his visit to Germany for the Charlemagne Prize award ceremony, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the president's website stated. "The leaders agreed to hold the next jubilee 20th European Union-Ukraine Summit in the summer of 2018 in Brussels," the report said.

    Poroshenko also informed Tusk about the situation in the Donbas, the progress of the Joint Forces Operation and Russia’s latest violations of the Minsk agreements. They …

  • President of European Council Tusk refuses to congratulate Putin on winning the election

    On Wednesday, March 21, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that because of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, he will not congratulate the president of Russia on re-election, RIA Novosti reported.

    "After the attack in Salisbury, I have no mood to celebrate the re-election of President Putin," Tusk said, answering questions from journalists in Brussels on Wednesday.

    Tusk is not alone in his sentiments. The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė and Polish …

  • Tusk: there is no safe Poland when it is in conflict with Ukraine

    During the program "Fakty po Faktach" on Polish TV channel TVN24, European Council President Donald Tusk has said that there is no security for Poland if it is in conflict with Ukraine, reports

    According to Tusk, there is no European Poland without independent courts, completely free media, respect for the law and liberal democracy.

    "There is no security for Poland if it is in conflict with Ukraine," he added.

    In his opinion, Poland should not be a "self-proclaimed …

  • Tusk speaks in defense of Polish generals accused of links with FSB

    European Council President Donald Tusk has spoken in defense of two former chairmen of the Military Counterintelligence Service of Poland who served in office during Tusk’s tenure as Prime Minister of Poland. He wrote about this on Twitter.

    "I am proud that, as Prime Minister, I could cooperate with generals Pytel and Nosek. They were models of responsibility, patriotism and honor," stressed Tusk.

    The previous morning, the military gendarmerie of Poland detained the former chairman of the …

  • President of European Council: Poland’s policy is similar to Kremlin’s plan

    European Council President Donald Tusk criticized Poland for a number of disagreements with the EU. He believes that some controversial decisions by the country’s leadership may be related to the “Kremlin’s plan”, he wrote on his Twitter.

    “Strident dispute with Ukraine, isolation in the European Union, walking away from rule of law and judicial independence, attack on non-governmental sector and free media. Law & Justice strategy or Kremlin plan? Too similar to sleep well.,” Tusk wrote. …

  • Tusk urges European Union to speed up work on blocking Nord Stream 2

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has urged the EU countries to quickly draft legislation that could hinder the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, reported Rzeczpospolita, citing the Polish Press Agency and a source in the EU.

    Donald Tusk sent a letter to the leaders of the EU countries. Not all leaders have received the letter yet, so it has not currently been published; however, it is known that the message calls on the EU countries to take up draft revisions to the gas …

  • Polish prosecutors question President of the European Council in connection with Smolensk air disaster

    Polish investigators questioned the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, regarding the investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk in 2010, Deutsche Welle reports.

    The questioning was held on Thursday, August 3rd. Tusk, who was the Prime Minister of Poland during the Smolensk disaster, has been accused of violating the autopsy process of those that the crash victims.

    Prior to the questioning, Tusk stated that he had "no doubt" about reasons behind him being summoned to the …