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Poland to deploy HIMARS missile systems near Russian border
Poland will deploy HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems near the border with the Russian Kaliningrad region, reported the news outlet Samorządowy, citing the Polish Defense Minister, Mariusz Blaszczak.
According to the Minister, Polish 16th Mechanized Division, which is stationed near the border with the Kaliningrad region, will receive American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems by the end of the year.
The Polish Defense Minister recalled that the Polish authorities ordered HIMARS in 2019 …
Poland to deliver first four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in coming days
Poland will deliver 4 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming days, said Polish President Andrzej Duda at a press conference.
"In the coming days, we will hand over to Ukraine four aircraft in full working condition. The remaining aircraft are serviced and prepared," Duda said, without specifying the exact number of MiG-29 aircraft that Poland will eventually provide to Ukraine.
He noted that the decision to deliver the aircraft was made by the Polish government itself.
"It is safe to …
Poland, Slovakia and several other countries to deliver MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine
Ukraine will soon receive MiG-29 fighter jets from several countries, said the Polish government spokesman, Piotr Muller, at a press conference.
According to him, the details will be provided at an appropriate time and decisions are made jointly by several countries. Muller did not disclose the list of countries, referring to the agreements. He said that Poland is also among them: "We are ready to make a decision in the group of several countries that have decided on such a step."
Russia stops supplying oil to Poland through Druzhba pipeline
Russia has stopped supplying oil to Poland through its Druzhba pipeline, which was exempt from some EU sanctions against Russia, announced the chief executive officer of the largest Polish oil company PKN Orlen Daniel Obaitek on Twitter.
He noted that, despise this, the company will continue to ensure uninterrupted supply, since it was fully prepared to stop importing oil through the Russian Druzhba pipeline.
"Only 10% of oil came from Russia, and we will replace it with oil from other …
Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki: Poland will be the first country to supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a joint press conference with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen that it is likely that Ukraine will receive Leopard 2 tanks from Poland earlier than from other partners.
"At the moment, many Ukrainian soldiers are learning to operate these tanks in Poland. Poland is likely to be the first, and one of the first countries to supply Leopard tanks to Ukraine," the Polish Prime Minister said.
Morawiecki thanked the head of …
Poland considers delivering Soviet-made fighter jets to Ukraine
Poland will consider the possibility of delivering MiG-29 aircraft, which it has in service, to the Ukrainian Army, and in future will also join the broad coalition of countries willing to supply F-16 fighter jets, Polish President Andrzej Duda told the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.
According to Duda, it takes months to train a F-16 pilot. But if Kyiv is provided with MiG-29 or Su aircraft, then Ukrainian pilots "are ready to fly them almost immediately."
"In fact, they could just fly home …
Poland warns Germany it will create a coalition of countries ready to send tanks to Ukraine
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his country will create a "smaller coalition" that is ready to send some of its modern equipment and modern tanks to Ukraine if Germany still does not agree so supply Leopard 2 tanks, reported the news agency PAP.
Morawiecki stressed that Ukraine's partners will not passively observe the war and will not allow "Russia to capture Kyiv, and then set Europe on fire."
"We will create a "smaller coalition" of countries ready to donate part of …
Poland asks U.S. to deploy nuclear weapons to its territory
Amid the threats coming from Russia, Poland has started negotiations with its American partners on participation in the program of joint use of nuclear weapons, said the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, in an interview with Gazeta Polska.
According to Duda, Poland is not a nuclear state, but is a member of NATO. Therefore, the country can get nuclear weapons soon.
"The first problem is that we don't have nuclear weapons. There is no indication that we, as Poland, will get them in the near …
Polish Foreign Minister: Germany is deliberately delaying assistance to Ukraine
Germany is deliberately delaying the real military assistance to Ukraine, as it still hopes that normal cooperation with Russia could resume, said Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in an interview with the news website I.pl.
"Meanwhile, the scale and pace of Germany's support for Ukraine shows deliberate procrastination, as if the goal is that regardless of the outcome of this war, German-Russian relations suffer as little as possible, even though the free world loses trust in Germany," the …
Poland to stop issuing visas to Russian citizens
Poland announced it will be stopping issuing visas to Russian citizens. The country's authorities are also working on a procedure that will allow to refuse EU visas to Russians, said the Deputy Head of the Polish Foreign Ministry, Piotr Wawrzyk. According to him, the decision will be made in the coming weeks.
Wawrzyk said that Poland is in favor of expanding EU sanctions, especially suspending the agreement on visa facilitation for citizens of the Russian Federation. However, Germany, France …