Poland States That There Are No Polish Mercenaries in Donbas

Monday, June 9, 2014 15:07

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland denied information about Polish contractors allegedly detained in eastern Ukraine by the terrorists. Ministry spokesperson Marcin Wojciechowski made the announcement.

“We do not confirm information about the detention of Polish citizens by separatists among the contractors in eastern Ukraine. It’s part of black PR,” said  Wojciechowski. Continue reading

Crimean Tatar leader receives Polish “Solidarity” prize

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Mustafa Dzhemilev

The leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev received the Polish “Solidarity” prize on Tuesday, June 3, in Warsaw for his role in defending democracy and human rights, reports Radio Svoboda.

The award was presented to the laureate by the President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski and the former Polish President Lech Walesa in the presence of dozens of leaders of other countries, who came to the Polish capital to mark the event. Continue reading

Russian State Duma to the Polish Foreign Ministry: let’s divide Ukraine

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Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received an official letter from the State Duma of the Russian Federation with a proposal to divide Ukraine’s territory. The news comes from the Wiadomości news program on TVP1 (the Polish state broadcasting company).

Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma and leader of the LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky proposes that Poland insist on holding a referendum in five western Ukrainian Oblasts: Volyn, Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Rivne, on the matter of accession to Poland.

Hungary and Romania received a similar ‘offer’ regarding Zakarpattya and Chernivtsi oblasts. Only the central oblasts of Ukraine were to remain within its boundaries. Continue reading

Poland Fears Russian Aggression and Doubts NATO Help

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Poland is greatly concerned about a possible attack from Russia, reports Yuriy Shcherbak, Ukraine’s former ambassador to the US, after a recent trip to the country. Shcherbak took part in an international conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the revival of the Solidarity movement in Poland and shared his experiences with Espreso.TV on March 18.

“There is a great concern there,” he said. “They are thinking primarily about themselves now. No wonder [American Vice-President Joe] Biden traveled to Poland. No wonder they are now demanding American presence in Poland. They think that Lithuania may be next.”

Shcherbak also spoke of one “terrible thing” that happened after his presentation. A vote was held on the question “Do you believe NATO will help Poland in the event of military aggression? And 80% of the participants said ‘No,’ and they are members of NATO,” he concluded. Continue reading

Poland Recognizes Ukraine’s Change of Presidency

Poland already considers President Viktor Yanukovych as being being ousted by the revolution. This was stated by the Advisor for International Affairs to the President of Poland, Roman Kuźniar.

“Poland considers President Yanukovych as an ex-president. This is a revolution. There is nothing to talk about regarding constitutional procedures,” he said. According to Kuźniar, “it was a coup that was provoked by the authorities, and therefore it was justified.”

President Komorowski’s advisor said that Yanukovych will not be able to get protection from Russia or organize a counter-revolution. “This is the final end of Yanukovych… I do not think that Russia will support him, or that he will get shelter there. Ukraine is out of the woods. The Russians are already thinking pragmatically. They play sharp only when they have a chance to win,” thinks Kuźniar. Continue reading

Urging the Maidan Rada, Sikorski says that otherwise all will die

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O. Haran

Friday, 21 February 2014, 7:17 pm

During a meeting with the Maidan Rada, Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski stated that the agreement with Yanukovych must be supported by the council, otherwise everyone will die. The supporting video, recorded by an ITV News journalist, was published on Friday. When leaving the negotiations Sikorski said, “If you do not support it there will be a state of emergency, the army will be sent in. You will all die.” Continue reading