Today’s news round up in Poland

Today’s news round up in Poland Kalbar/TFN

Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites. – On Thursday, Russian Ministry Foreign Affairs Ministry summoned Jacek Sladewski, the Polish charge d'affaires. According to the Polish MFA's spokesman, Lukasz Jasina, the meeting lasted for close to 20 minutes. "It was a result of the summoning of the Russian ambassador to Poland by Zbigniew Rau, Poland's foreign minister," Jasina said. The Russian ambassador was summoned on Tuesday evening in connection with a missile that hit south-eastern Poland and killed two Polish citizens. – The state-owned TV news channel carried a story that 20 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) launchers ordered by Poland from the United States in 2019 should be delivered next year. "Thanks to increased production capacity, we should be able to keep the deadlines and deliver the HIMARS ordered by Poland," Rita Flaherty, a VP, Strategy & Business Development at Lockheed Martin MFC, said. She added that Lockheed could offer another 200 HIMARS. In November, the Polish Defence Ministry sent a request for additional 500 launchers. – According to the daily, the number of cyberattacks in Poland has increased rapidly. Check Point, an Israeli company, published a report saying that on a weekly basis there were over 2k cyberattacks in Poland. Most often attacked were utility, military and financial companies. The number of cyberattacks is 100 percent higher than in the summer of 2022. "Hackers want to get access to confidential data and thus are mainly targeting emails and pdf attachments," Check Point wrote in its report. – The biggest private daily carried a story that one-third of medical students plan to emigrate. The Centre of Migration Research at the Warsaw University surveyed students of four of the biggest Polish medical universities. The major reason for planned emigration was the political situation in Poland. Other reasons given were relations with other MDs in the workplace and remuneration. The majority of respondents claimed that they wanted to leave Poland permanently. The most popular destinations were Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.