Contents tagged with Witold Waszczykowski

  • Polish Foreign Minister: there are three options for the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas

    There are three options for the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski in an interview with Polish media, Ukrinform reports. In contrast, the Russian Federation insists that there should not be any NATO countries participating in the mission and that the leadership of the separatist-held territories must become a subject of dialogue, to which many countries cannot agree, Poland included.

    "The first option provides for the …

  • Polish Foreign Minister after visit to Ukraine: I do not have optimistic news for the President of Poland

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, after a visit to Lviv, said on Polish radio that he had “no optimistic news for the president.”

    According to Waszczykowski, the decision on the visit of the President of Poland to Ukraine belongs to Andrzej Duda.

    “I want to present to the president what I saw and what I heard in Lviv during the talks yesterday and the day before yesterday. I can only say that I do not have optimistic news for the president,” Waszczykowski said.

    At the same time, …

  • Polish Foreign Minister refuses to visit Museum-Memorial of Victims of Occupation Regimes in Lviv

    Witold Waszczykowski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, who was in Lviv on an official visit, refused to visit the National Museum-Memorial of Victims of the Occupation Regimes “Prison on Lontshoko” because of the museum director’s statement that Poland occupied Western Ukraine in 1918.

    Radio Liberty reported that Waszczykowski laid flowers at the monument to the victims of communist crimes near the “Prison on Lontshoko.” The program included a visit to the museum, but the Polish minister, …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs: There are no anti-Polish sentiments in Ukraine

    There are no anti-Polish sentiments in Ukraine and the overwhelming majority of Ukrainians see Poland as a friend, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said on Friday, November 3rd, in response to a statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Witold Jan Waszczykowski, in which he threatened to deny entry to Ukrainians who are against Poland.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, though acknowledging certain differences between Ukraine and Poland concerning their perception of the …

  • Polish Foreign Ministry has declassified document from 2008 on the transition to a pro-Russian course

    The Polish Foreign Minister, Witold Waszczykowski, disclosed the details of a secret document about the country's transition to a pro-Russian course in 2008, the Polish news agency PAP reported.

    The document is dated March 4th, 2008, and is called the "Theses on the Polish policy towards Russia and Ukraine." In 2008, only four people had access to the document, among which was Radosław Sikorski, who was at that time the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    "Even without mentioning huge economic …

  • 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  …