Poroshenko convenes emergency meeting with Polish president - Tseholko
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko initiated a special meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Presidents of Ukraine and Poland to avoid further escalation of tensions in bilateral relations on the backdrop of the Polish government members' strong rhetoric towards Ukraine.
Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade and Canada are starting multinational military exercises “Maple Arch 2017”
On 5 November the multinational “Maple Arch 2017” military exercises began in Poland.
Duda to visit Kharkiv, to reaffirm Poland’s stance towards Russian aggression
By the end of the year, Polish president Andrzej Duda will have visited Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine. The head of the state will specifically touch upon the Russian aggression in Ukraine and confirm that the Polish government will carry on helping restore the destroyed infrastructure of Donbas. Witold Waszczykowski, the Polish foreign minister said that in his article for Rzeczpospolita outlet.
Ukrainian observers on Zapad-2017 drills: Russian troops practiced offensive
According to Ukrainian observers, during the Russian-Belarussian exercises "West-2017" military units and units carried out offensive operations, defeated the enemy in areas of concentration, at airfields and routes of nomination.
Poroshenko: Crimea turned into a territory of repressions
In his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, broadcasted by 112.UA, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasized that Crimea turned into a territory of repressions, where one could be imprisoned for a repost on social media.
Poland is ready to support deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas
Poland is ready to support the deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas and actively take part in the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since January 1, 2018. The Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Batrocz Cichocki claimed this at the meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Sergy Kyslytsya as Ukrinform reported.
Germany rejects Poland’s demand of WWII reparations
Germany rejected the demand of Poland on paying additional reparations for the damage brought to the country during the World War II, noting that this issue was settled in 1953, as German government spokesman Steffen Seiber told AFP.
Ukraine’s army among world’s TOP 30 - ranking
The Global Firepower 2017 Military Strength Ranking has put the military powers of the world into full perspective, placing Ukraine at the 30th spot.
'Traces of explosion' found on Smolensk plane – Radio Poland
"Traces of an explosion" were found on the left wing of the Polish presidential plane that crashed and killed all 96 people on board in Smolensk, western Russia, in 2010, a special new commission investigating the crash has said, according to Radio Poland.
Poland increases capacity for gas supply to Ukraine this autumn
Ukrtransgaz and the Polish pipeline operator Gaz-System agreed to increase the capabilities of the gas supply to Ukraine from the Polish direction since September 1. The press service of the Gaz-System reported this.
Trump made no concessions to Putin - media
Many courteous gestures were seen during the first meeting of U.S. and Russian leaders in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20 summit, however everything suggests that Donald Trump has not in fact made any concessions to Vladimir Putin, which would have worried the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Jerzy Haszczyński wrote for Rzeczpospolita, according to zn.ua.
Polish Prosecutor’s Office charges 20 nationalists who attacked Ukrainians
Przemysl district prosecutor’s office press charges against 20 Poles who attacked the peaceful march of Ukrainian Greek Catholics and Orthodox Christians who were headed to the local Ukrainian military cemetery to commemorate soldiers of Ukrainian liberation struggle. This was reported by the Polish Radio.
EBRD announces Naftogaz's prequalified gas suppliers
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has published a list of prequalified gas suppliers that will be able to bid in tenders at which national oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine will buy gas using an EBRD revolving loan in 2017-2018, according to the company's press service.
Stoltenberg: NATO battalions deployed in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe’s NATO member countries hosted four multi-national battalions of the Alliance. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General said that during the meeting of allied forces in Latvia. About 4,000 servicemen are stationed in Poland and the Baltic States.
Ukraine, Poland should bolster cooperation in gas transportation area, - Polish businessmen
Poland could be the major gas distributor in Central and Eastern Europe, thanks to its own marine LNG terminal, Polskie Radio reports, with reference to local businessmen and experts in this area.
Russia threatens to react if NATO deploys forces in Europe
Russian envoy to NATO Aleksandr Grushko said in Brussels on Thursday that Moscow was concerned about the deployment of the Alliance forces in Poland and Baltic countries. This was reported by the АВС News.
Poland extradites Austrian suspected in killing of prisoners in Donbas
Poland extradited Benjamin Fischer the Austrian who is suspected in the commission of crimes in Donbas to Austria. Also, he deserted from the Ukrainian Army Forces. Dariush Abramovich, the press secretary of the District Court of Lublin reported this to TASS.
Ukraine Friends meeting takes place in Brussels
Power breakfast of the Ukraine’s friends will take place on May 15 in Brussels. The event occurs at the initiative of Poland within its presidency in Visegrad Group in conclusion of the session of the Council of the European Union as Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland reports.
President of Ukraine had a phone call with President of Poland
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with President of Poland Andrzej Duda. The Head of State congratulated the President of Poland on the 226th anniversary of the Constitution of Rzeczpospolita.
Ukraine, Poland to jointly build helicopters - media
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv has announced that Ukraine and Poland plan to jointly develop new helicopters for the countries’ armed forces, Defense News reports.
Monument to Ukrainian Insurgent Army dismantled in Poland
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demands official explanations from the Polish side due to the most recent act of vandalism. Unidentified vandals destroyed the monument to Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Hruszowice village, Przemysl county, Poland. The monument that was previously damaged or otherwise desecrated by the trespassers was dismantled to pieces on April 26.
Fan-city opening in Kyiv to host World Hockey Championship
The Hockey City for the fans of the IIHF World Hockey Championships Division 1A is opening on the Sports Square in Kyiv today, April 20, reports Kyiv City Administration.
Ukraine marks first 500 days without Russian gas
It has been 500 days since Ukraine has refused to purchase natural gas from Russian energy monopoly Gazprom, as reported by the press service of Ukrtransgaz, the state-owned operator of the gas transportation system.
Media reported that Poland will purchase fewer military helicopters than planned
The Polish Ministry of Defense will purchase only 12 out of a planned 16 new helicopters for the army, announced RMF FM radio. Earlier, the department planned to purchase 8 helicopters for ground forces and 8 more for the fleet.
Poroshenko, Duda: No provocations should influence Ukraine-Poland friendly ties
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, following a provocation in Lutsk where a Polish Consulate General was shot at overnight.
All Polish consulates in Ukraine closed to visitors Wednesday following Lutsk incident
In the wake of the overnight provocation involving a Lutsk-based Polish Consulate General being shot at with a grenade launcher, all Polish consulates in five Ukrainian cities suspended their operations on Wednesday.
Uncontrolled enclave near the borders of Ukraine: Is it the only way to solve the problem of the Donbas?
Despite the fact that the parties to the armed conflict in the Donbas - Ukraine, ORDLO (separatists-held territories), and Russia - recognize the inefficiency of the Minsk Agreements, and the lack of prospects from the beginning, neither party offers another format, knowing perfectly well that it awaits the same fate.
Ukraine and five Eastern European countries ask U.S. not to remove sanctions from Russia
Diplomats from six Eastern European states, including Ukraine, made a plea to U.S. senators to help in the confrontation with Russia.
President met with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Great Britain Boris Johnson and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Great Britain Boris Johnson and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Witold Waszczykowski.
Poland plans to increase gas exports to Ukraine
In 2016, Poland exported more than 400 million cubic meters of natural gas to Ukraine. That amount may increase many times over in the future, as reported by Radio Poland citing by the deputy head of the oil and gas concern PGNiG, Matthew Wozniak. He noted that gas is sold to Ukraine at a profit and within the framework of a safe payment system.
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