The US State Department said in a Wednesday statement that the signing by Poland and the US of a contract for the purchase of the Patriot defence system "will strengthen the security and capabilities of the United States, Poland and NATO along the Alliance's Eastern Flank".
Francois Hollande, the former president of France, has told the Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper that in his view, Poland has a unique importance due to its population, location, as well as economic and military potential.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed a contract on Wednesday for the purchase of US Patriot air and missile defence systems as part of the Polish Wisla (Vistula) air defence programme.
Poland's politicians generally praised the country's purchase of the Patriot air-defence missile systems from the US on Wednesday. Some of the parties in opposition criticised the contract's excessive price and ratther small offset clauses.
Drafts regarding Poland's judicial system, recently proposed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, have been received by the European Commission with great interest, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said Tuesday.
We are in contact with NGOs, both secular and religious, on the issue of delivering immediate aid to people in need in Eastern Ghouta in Syria, Poland's minister for humanitarian aid, Beata Kempa, told PAP on Tuesday.
The first Patriot systems will reach Poland in 2022, with further systems two years later, in 2024, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday, adding that a deal to this effect, to be signed on Wednesday, "has been very well negotiated."
President Andrzej Duda and Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak on Monday visited Polish soldiers serving on the NATO mission in Afghanistan. The two underlined the importance of this type of operation for allied credibility.
Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW) has detained Marek W., an employee at one of the ministries responsible for economic policy, on suspicion of co-operation with Russian intelligence officers, PAP has learned on Monday.
Poland has decided to expel four Russian diplomats in response to a recent attempt to assassinate British-resident former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. According to the British side the attempt was most probably masterminded by Russia.