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 – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza wrote that Father Rafal Sawicz, who allegedly received the cash that an Austrian businessman handed to Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the Polish ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS), in what the newspaper termed as a 2019 property scandal, has since disappeared. Wyborcza has found Sawicz has just sold a house worth PLN 1.5 million (EUR 325,000) near Poland's Baltic coast.
Rz.pl – Polish experts have ruled out that the missile that hit a grain facility at a Polish village near the Ukrainian border in November last year, killing two people, could have been fired from Russia, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote. The experts established the missile was Ukrainian, despite the fact that no data had been provided by the Ukrainian side.
TVPInfo.pl – The state-owned TV channel TVP Info quoted Radoslaw Fogiel, a PiS MP, criticising the main opposition party, the Civic Platform (PO), for allegedly exerting pressure on film director Agnieszka Holland not to release her latest movie, the Green Border, before the October 15 general election as it could damage PO's support. The film, harshly criticised by a range of top ruling party and government politicians for "insulting the Polish Border Guard", shows the plight of migrants on the Polish-Belarusian border in 2021.
TVN24.pl – The news channel TVN24 quoted a Italian press agency Ansa's report according to which two Italian F-35A fighters that are stationed in Poland under a Nato programme had been scrambled to intercept unidentified planes. According to Ansa, the aircraft were Russian. The incident took place last Thursday.