Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVPInfo.pl – The state-owned TV news channel reported that according to Poland’s president Andrzej Duda, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s national address on Wednesday was proof of weakness. In his speech, Putin announced the partial mobilisation of reservists. "Suddenly, after seven months of the ongoing war (in Ukraine – PAP), which according to announcements was supposed to last 72 hours, Russia finally admits failure," said Duda during a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly. The mobilisation sparked protests in the biggest Russian cities.
Wyborcza.pl – The biggest Polish daily carried a story on coal shortages which may be crucial to winning or losing next year’s parliamentary election. "If we fail the winter we may not get back up," a Law and Justice (PiS) politician told Wyborcza. According to the website, the ruling party fears possible stories told by the opposition about elderly women freezing to death due to the coal shortages. Poland faces an energy shortfall owing to a boycott of Russian carbon fuels, and increased global competition for alternative means of energy.
Wyborcza.pl wrote that PiS is looking for a scapegoat and that the prime minister blames the state assets minister for not pushing state-owned companies to intensify imports of coal.
rp.pl – The daily carried a story that former CEO of the state-owned television network, TVP, Jacek Kurski, will not get a government position. After the dismissal media outlets speculated that Kurski will become a member of government. According to rp.pl, this may not happen due to a conflict between Kurski and a very close friend of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS).
RMF24.pl – The biggest private radio broadcaster carried a story on 50 graves that were damaged when a sinkhole opened up beneath them in a cemetery in the southern Polish town of Trzebinia on Tuesday. “We can’t change what happen but it could have been avoided,” Urszula Najborczyk, inhabitant of Trzebinia, told the radio. She admitted that one of the destroyed graves was of her husband and added that there is no communication or support for families "who lost their closest for a second time."