While Poland faces increasing pressure from the Belarussian regime, (mass) immigration is by no means a new phenomenon – it’s just that statistics and estimates differ significantly. In fact, several experts and institutes expect a wave of two million Ukrainian immigrants, according to a recent study by the Migration Research Institute’s Róbert Gönczi. While the […]
Russia is like a child playing with matches, but in the case of Poland, the fire that breaks out will be large-scale war, says military expert and former Deputy Minister of Defense Romuald Szeremietiew
“An independent and secure Ukraine is an indispensable part of Europe; the goal of my visit was to reaffirm our policy that Ukraine is not alone in the defense of its sovereignty,” FM Zbigniew Rau stated after his Thursday visit to Kiev
The recent decrease in invitations to Eastern workers to Poland, encouraged by both the Polish government and the EU, has negatively affected Poland’s economy. Mateusz Rzemek underlines the dangers of the current government failing to adopt a clear migration policy.
Ukrainian experts believe that Poles, in proposing their own ideas for solving the conflict in the Donbas, have three objectives. They want to help Ukraine defend itself and increase their influence in the EU, states Maciej Pieczyński.
In addition to the Visegrad Four and the Three Seas Initiative, a new central European bloc formed around common security issues relating to Russia is beginning to form, writes Grzegorz Górny. The initiative could be called “S” – for a S-shaped route from the Baltic sea countries through Poland and Ukraine down to Romania.
Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s photo with the Polish ambassador to Belgium Artur Orzechowski sparked controversy. The Polish embassy has begun an inquiry into why activists of compromised foundations were invited to the Christmas party.
Vladimir Putin is picking at Ukraine “leaf by leaf,” says Adrian Stankowski. He argues that Russia’s control over Ukraine and her regions is due to the fall of European elites and Angela Merkel’s recent policies.
“Putin understands only the language of actions,” claims general Roman Polko. He recalled Lech Kaczyński’s famous 2008 speech against Russia in Georgia and proposed that the EU muster up a similar response.
President Petro Poroshenko considers the recent Russian aggression to be a threatening and serious issue for Ukraine, reports Krzysztof Szczerski, the Chief of President Andrzej Duda’s cabinet. Poroshenko urges to discuss the issue on the international forum and strengthen sanctions against Russia.
Constantinople’s approval to establish independence of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church from Moscow may have ramifications equal to those of associating Ukraine with the European Union in 2013. Professor Marek A. Cichocki analyzes how the Christian conflict between Moscow and Kiev will affect Poland and the region.
The wreckage of Tu-154M, Red Army statues, Russia’s approach to Ukraine and Nord Stream 2 are the main issues in Russian-Polish relations, says foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz in an interview for Russian “Kommiersant”. This is the first interview of a Polish official with the Russian media in several months.
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