Tag Archives: Poland

Poland Creates National Registry Of Pregnant Women

The Associated Press reports: The government of Poland, where a near-total abortion ban is in place, faced accusations Monday of creating a “pregnancy register” as the country expands the amount of medical data being digitally saved on patients. Women’s rights advocates and opposition politicians fear women face unprecedented surveillance given the conservative views of a ruling party that has already …

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Belarus: Poland Wants To Seize Western Ukraine

Reuters reports: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday he was concerned about what he called moves by the West to “dismember” Ukraine, and accused Poland of seeking to seize the Western part of the country. He offered no evidence for his assertions. “What worries us is that they are ready, the Poles and NATO, to come out, to help …

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Poles Douse Russian Diplomat With Red Paint [Video]

The Washington Post reports: Protesters doused Russia’s ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreev, in bright red paint — resembling blood — as he was arriving at an event to honor Soviet soldiers who fought in World War II. Footage posted by Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti showed the ambassador’s face dripping with the liquid as he arrived to lay flowers …

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Russia Cuts Off Natural Gas To Poland And Bulgaria

The Associated Press reports: Officials in Poland and Bulgaria say Russia is suspending their countries’ natural gas deliveries starting on Wednesday. The governments of the two European countries said Tuesday that Russian energy giant Gazprom informed them it was halting gas supplies. The suspensions would be the first since Russian President Vladimir Putin said last month that “unfriendly” foreign buyers …

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Macron Lashes Out At Polish PM Over Putin Criticism

The BBC reports: French President Emmanuel Macron has called Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki “a far-right anti-Semite who bans LGBT people”, after being criticised for his talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Mr Morawiecki compared Mr Macron’s efforts to negotiating with Hitler. The French president has held regular conversations with Mr Putin since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine. On Friday, …

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Biden Meets Ukrainian Refugees In Warsaw [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Biden on Saturday met with Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Poland in recent weeks, getting a firsthand look at the humanitarian crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Biden toured PGE Narodowy Stadium in Warsaw, which is accommodating scores of refugees who have crossed over the border as Russia destroys cities and targets civilian spaces …

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TODAY: Biden Assesses Refugee Crisis In Poland

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden will travel to Poland on Friday for a briefing on the humanitarian crisis sparked by the month-old war in Ukraine and to possibly meet with Ukrainian refugees displaced by the conflict. More than 2 million Ukrainians have fled to Poland since the start of Russia’s invasion of their country. In Brussels on Thursday, Biden …

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Biden Heads To Brussels To Meet With NATO Leaders

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden heads to Europe on Wednesday under increasing pressure at home and abroad to do more to aid Ukraine, as he tries to walk a fine line between providing support and deterring Russia while avoiding further escalation. Biden is scheduled to attend a last-minute emergency meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels to discuss the response …

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Biden To Visit Poland After Meetup With NATO Leaders

ABC News reports: President Joe Biden has added a stop in Poland to his trip this week to Europe for urgent talks with NATO and European allies, as Russian forces concentrate their fire upon cities and trapped civilians in a nearly month-old invasion of Ukraine. Biden will first travel to Brussels and then to Poland to meet with leaders there, …

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Three EU Prime Ministers To Visit Zelensky In Kyiv

Axios reports: The prime ministers of Poland [photo], the Czech Republic and Slovenia will visit Kyiv on Tuesday to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and convey the European Union’s “unequivocal support” for Ukraine. The three leaders will be visiting an active war zone with the blessing of EU leadership, including European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “The purpose …

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UN Tally: 2.8 Million Refugees Have Now Fled Ukraine

The New York Times reports: In less than three weeks since the start of Russia’s invasion, more than 2.8 million people have fled Ukraine, according to the United Nations refugee agency. Most of them have flowed into five neighboring countries. Poland has taken in the bulk of refugees, about 1.7 million people. With many more expected to come, President Andrzej …

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UN Tally: 1.7M Ukrainians Have Fled Invasion So Far

Reuters reports: More than 1.7 million Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion have so far crossed into Central Europe, the United Nation’s refugee agency said on Monday, as thousands more streamed across the borders. Poland – which has the largest Ukrainian community in Central Europe – has received more than 1 million Ukrainian refugees since the conflict began on Feb. 24, with …

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Poland Okays 18-Month Visas For Ukrainian Refugees

Politico Europe reports: Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced he had approved a new law today offering financial help for those housing refugees and a loosening of visa requirements, allowing Ukrainians to stay and work in the country for 18 months. “Poles have opened their doors and hearts to refugees from Ukraine … [but] help for our neighbors cannot be only …

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UN Estimates 874,000 Refugees Have Fled Ukraine

From the United Nations’ refugee agency: The military offensive in Ukraine has caused destruction of civilian infrastructure and civilian casualties and has driven many thousands of people from their homes seeking safety, protection and assistance. In the first few days, more than half a million refugees from Ukraine have crossed into neighbouring countries, and there is a clear indication that …

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Nearly 400,000 Refugees Have Fled Ukraine [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: People fleeing war in Ukraine poured into central Europe on Sunday, with queues at border crossings stretching back for kilometers on the fourth day of a Russian invasion that has pushed nearly 400,000 people to seek safety abroad. With men of conscription age prevented from leaving Ukraine, it is mostly women and children arriving at the border in …

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Poland Refuses To Play Russia In World Cup Playoff

The Daily Beast reports: Russia are due to take part in a head-to-head match with Poland next month to decide which team will take one of the final European qualifying spots for this year’s soccer World Cup. On Saturday, the Polish soccer federation announced that it would not play the game. Under normal rules, that would mean they are thrown …

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Over 150,000 Refugees Have Fled Ukraine [VIDEO]

Axios reports: More than 150,000 refugees have fled Ukraine into neighboring countries since Russia launched its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. At least 100,000 refugees are displaced internally in Ukraine and “the numbers are most likely much higher,” head of global communications for the UN refugee agency Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams said. Half of all Ukrainian refugees have crossed into Poland, and many …

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US Troops To Help Poland With Ukrainian Refugees

The New York Times reports: Many of the nearly 5,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division who arrived in Poland last week are working with Polish forces to set up processing centers for tens of thousands of people, including Americans, who are expected to flee neighboring Ukraine if Russia launches a full-scale invasion of the country, U.S. military officials said. …

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Poland Prepares For Up To 1M Ukrainian Refugees

Forbes reports: Though Russia continues to deny plans of an invasion of Ukraine, its thousands of soldiers posted at the Ukrainian border have forced many countries to prepare for a large influx of Ukrainian refugees should Russia attack. Polish interior minister Mariusz Kamiński [photo] tweeted Sunday the country is preparing for a “possible influx of refugees from Ukraine who, due …

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Biden Deploys Additional 3000 US Troops To Poland

The Associated Press reports: The Pentagon is sending another 3,000 combat troops to Poland to join 1,700 who already are assembling there in a demonstration of American commitment to NATO allies worried at the prospect of Russia invading Ukraine, a senior defense official said Friday. The additional soldiers will depart their post at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, over the next …

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