Poland's foreign minister said on Thursday that he and other ministers in Eastern Europe had learned of the USA's change of position over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from the media and awaited clarification from Washington.
Russia has expelled three Polish diplomats in a tit-for-tat move taken just hours after the Polish Foreign Ministry announced that three Russians from Moscow’s Warsaw embassy were to be expelled in relation to Russian cyber-attacks carried out on the United States.
Bix Aliu, the chargé d’affaires ad interim at the US Embassy in Warsaw, said on Friday that companies involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline risk facing US sanctions and should withdraw from the project.
The Polish foreign minister and the US secretary of state in a telephone conversation have confirmed their will to continue and strengthen bilateral partnership.
EU-Russia relations, Belarus and transatlantic ties dominated the EU foreign ministers' Monday talks in Brussels, with Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau representing Poland.
Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, has congratulated Antony Blinken on his appointment as the new US secretary of state.
In response to news that High Representative of the European Union, European Commission Vice-President Josep Borrell intends to visit Moscow, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau suggested he first visit Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.