Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
Wyborcza.pl – Archbishop of Krakow Marek Jedraszewski may be charged with concealing information on a priest accused of molesting a terminally ill woman in a hospital, according to the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. The archbishop has already been interviewed about the case, and the newspaper, citing sources close to it, said that his status may move from witness to suspect. The priest's behaviour was reported to the Krakow Curia in 2017 but it only passed on the information to the Prosecutor's Office last year.
TVPInfo.pl – In an interview with the public broadcaster TVP, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, said that Poland was ranked as one of Ukraine's key allies along with the United States and the UK. He also said that no one opposed to Russia had been intimidated by Vladimir Putin's threat of a nuclear attack. The president added that he had also thanked Joe Biden for his support of Ukraine.
TVN24.pl – Private news network TVN24 ran a story on how Marta Kaczynska, the daughter of Lech Kaczynski, the late president, and niece of Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, apparently managed to dig a channel connecting a holiday house owned by her husband to a lake. The house is in the Mazury Lake District, a popular holiday destination, where it is illegal to interfere with the banks of the lakes. Despite the channel being dug a number of years ago, it was only this year that the Prosecutor's Office started to investigate its presence. A local journalist alleged that the authorities are loath to investigate people linked to the government.
Rz.pl – Russians fleeing the draft will not be welcome in Poland, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported on Friday. Thousands of Russian men are now trying to escape the country following the decision by the Russian government to order partial mobilisation. Long queues have been reported on Russia's border with Finland, for example. However, one Polish MP, quoted by the paper, said that if more Russians start returning from Ukraine in "body bags" then people may start to try and get into Poland.